The Equine Law Blog updates with articles on Equine Law and related legal developments. Allison M. Rowe, the editor of this blog, if the founder of Alison Rowe Equine Legal Services, PC, which focuses on providing legal services for owners of horses and businesses involving horses.
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Last Friday, for the fourth or fifth time, I attended the annual Animal Law Institute. The Institute is a CLE program put on by Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. It moves around each year, but this year it was at Texas Wesleyan School of Law here in Fort...
In general, a defendant can only be immune from suit in a Texas horse-related injury case if the plaintiff was a “participant in a farm animal activity or livestock show” when the injuries occurred. Chapter 87 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code (the...
Here’s another case that demonstrates the importance of filing suit in the correct jurisdiction. Remember Becky George’s APHA defamation case that was dismissed due to lack of personal jurisdiction? George was represented by Thomas Corea of the Corea Law Firm, PLLC in that...
Those of you who have a blog are probably aware that many bloggers have a “stats page” where the blogger can view the specific Internet search terms that land visitors on their blog. Possibly due to the recent news reports about the arrest and conviction of another Texas lawyer named...
By B. Paul Husband One of the significant holdings in Van Dusen was that indirect supervision of the work by the 501(c)(3) charity can suffice to support deductibility of unreimbursed out of pocket expenses from volunteers. The...
According to federal district judge Xavier Rodriguez of the Western District of Texas (San Antonio Division), the creation and sale of belt buckles featuring a mirror image of a copyright-protected team penning logo constituted copyright infringement. William C. Spent d/b/a Spent Saddlery &...
By B. Paul Husband In June of 2011, the United States Tax Court decided Van Dusen v. Commissioner, which addresses the rules for deductions of unreimbursed out of pocket expenses incurred in charity...
Four years ago this week, the Equine Law Blog was born. This blog has “grown up” and evolved a lot since February 2008. But if I did one thing consistently, I hope it was to provide Texas horse owners with useful insights on noteworthy legal issues...
The Fort Worth Court of Appeals has affirmed the 348th District Court of Tarrant County’s dismissal of horse trainer Rebecca “Becky” George’s lawsuit against Adam Deardorff and Lana Wirsig, holding that the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over Wirsig and...
Paul Husband, an equine tax attorney based in California, will be contributing a series of guest posts over the next few weeks on the 2011 tax opinion, Van Dusen v. Commissioner. There are many valuable lessons contained in...