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ATVs on the Road - Insurance is a Must

The Court of Appeal, in Matheson v. Lewis, [2014 ONCA 542] recently held that an All Terrain Vehicle ("ATV") is an off-road vehicle that must be insured while on a roadway. The Plaintiff was injured in an accident as...more

Ontario Court says an ATV is an Automobile

The Ontario Superior Court has recently released a decision that is instructive on the “what is an automobile” analysis. On April 24, 2013 the Court found in favour of the plaintiff who, in this case, was a farmer driving...more

Plaintiffs Still Can't Come to a Nuisance in Illinois

In Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel, the 2nd District of the Illinois Appellate Court held that Illinois' "Right to Farm Act," 740 ILCS 70/1, didn't bar the plaintiff's nuisance suit against the defendants and their cattle farm. ...more

Insuring Your Business -- October 2012

In This Issue: - What Law Applies When A Flood-Related Disaster Hits? - Farm Odors and Coverage Issues Arising from “Pollutant” Property Damages. Excerpt from What Law Applies When A Flood-Related Disaster...more

Argument Report: Ex Post, Ex Ante and the Right To Farm

Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's September term continue with Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel. Toftoy is an interesting case because it presents a textbook example of a clash between two classic...more

Brighter Future for Veterinary Malpractice Claims

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website on January 3, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. ...more

Mediating Animal-Law Issues

Published on the National Business Institute (CLE) website on April 4, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/04/mediating-animal-law-issues/#more-8...more

Agribusiness Alert: Minnesota Court of Appeals Allows Trespass Claim for Pesticide Drift

Pesticide overspray drift to a neighboring property in Minnesota may now qualify as a trespass, thanks to the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Johnson, et al., v. Paynesville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Co.,...more

Hubner v. Spring Valley Equestrian Center

New Jersey Supreme Court Bolsters Immunity to Equine Operators

In Hubner v. Spring Valley Equestrian Center, the New Jersey Supreme Court expressly noted that the NJ Equine Activities Liability Act is "remedial legislation" (akin to the Law Against Discrimination statute, etc.)and thus...more

Thanks to My Dressage Friends in Fredericksburg

Last August 13th, the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association graciously sponsored an educational seminar at the Salem Church Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I presented a seminar on Virginia’s Equine...more

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