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Taking a Leap on a Syndicate

Syndicates are becoming a popular method of buying a nice horse without having to ‘sell the farm.’ From a legal standpoint, there are important considerations to keep in mind, whether you are embarking on a simple partnership or forming a registe...

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Legal: To Clone or Not to Clone?

AQHA Fights Anti-Trust Law to Bar Registration of Clones...

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Horses & Dogs and the Law

How courts apportion liability in situations where dogs and horses interact negatively...

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Horse Farms vs. Urban Sprawl

Lawyer Catherine E. Willson examines the disturbing trend of residents in new housing developments in the country complaining about the "nuisance" of long-established farms and stables. Do horse owners have a recourse?...

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Buyer (and Seller) Beware: The importance of the Sale Contract

One of the most puzzling aspects of the horse business for me is the lack of paper. ...

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Why Did the Slot at Racetracks Program Really End?

Will a lawsuit uncover why Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program ended?...

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The Legalities of Leasing

Foresight (and a written agreement) can prevent a dream arrangement from becoming a nightmare...

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S#%t Happens

We all know that accidents can happen: understand how the law works in cases of personal injury, and how to protect yourself from lawsuits....

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Blueprint for Disaster: Construction Law

From holdbacks to owner liability, knowing the ins and outs of construction law can mean the difference between a successful project and a financial nightmare....

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What You Should Know When Buying a Horse

The purchase of a horse is likely one of the most exciting acquisitions you will ever make, but it can also be one of the most expensive. In order to avoid any nasty surprises before purchasing a horse, you should obtain a pre-purchase examination fr...

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