Primer on Animal Law--Litigating Animal Disputes--Cover price $129.95
Need Help with an Animal Law Issue--This new book WILL help!!
Published in 2009 by the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.– “Animal law” is emerging as a field of law that encompasses a wide-ranging variety of legal disciplines. Today more and more lawyers are entering into this field, and practitioners increasingly encounter cases that deal with issues related to animals. Law schools are adding programs that address the growing area and apply existing legal principles to issues involving animals.The American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section has released a new book, Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers, a comprehensive guide for lawyers unfamiliar with the various laws that make up the field of animal law. The book is the practitioner’s complete guide to handling animal law cases, and also serves as a reliable primer for law students studying these issues.The book covers every major aspect of private civil and criminal litigation of animal law disputes in the areas of tort, contract, property, insurance, and criminal law. In its fifteen chapters, readers will find valuable information and case law dealing with topics such as personal injury and negligence; disputes over animal possession; wills and trusts involving animals; veterinary malpractice; insurance litigation; federal law and constitutional rights; animal ownership and land use rights; and criminal cases.Also included in the book is a chapter covering practical matters for lawyers handling animal cases, including fee agreements, discovery techniques, preparing the client, settlements and collecting judgments. The book also provides sample litigation documents, such as pleadings, discovery materials, expert information, and more.The book is edited by two of the top lawyers in the animal law field. Julie I. Fershtman, Farmington Hills, Mich., is a practicing lawyer at the firm of Zausmer, Kaufman, August and Caldwell P.C. and is a published author and noted speaker since 1993. Joan E. Schaffner, a noted speaker and author on animal law, is an associate professor of law at George WashingtonUniversity Law School, Washington, D. C., and is director and co-founder of the GW Animal Law Program.
Litigating Animal Disputes Book