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Civil Liability For Injuries Caused By Dogs After Tracey V. Solesky: New Path To The Future Or Back To The Past?, 40 Seton Hall Legis. J. 29 (2016), Alberto Bernabe Jan 2016

Civil Liability For Injuries Caused By Dogs After Tracey V. Solesky: New Path To The Future Or Back To The Past?, 40 Seton Hall Legis. J. 29 (2016), Alberto Bernabe

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Recovery Of “Intrinsic Value” Damages In Case Of Negligently Killed Pet Dog, William A. Reppy Jr., Calley Gerber Jan 2012

Recovery Of “Intrinsic Value” Damages In Case Of Negligently Killed Pet Dog, William A. Reppy Jr., Calley Gerber

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals, in a case where negligent killing of a pet dog with no market value was admitted, has denied recovery of “intrinsic” damages (also called “actual” damages). Shera v. NC State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 723 S.E.2d 352 (N.C. App. 2012). Because the holding is narrow and the type of damages denied are not the same as emotional damages, a close look at the decision is warranted.


What Is The Scope Of The Duty To Provide Veterinary Care?, Susan J. Hankin Jan 2010

What Is The Scope Of The Duty To Provide Veterinary Care?, Susan J. Hankin

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State criminal laws prohibiting cruelty to animals -- which includes both abuse and neglect -- have provided the primary means through which our legal system has protected animals. In some states, including Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, these laws include explicit provisions that require owners to provide their animals with veterinary care. In other jurisdictions, such a duty has been implied from more general anti-cruelty language. None of these laws, however, make clear what level of care is required. They also leave unanswered the question of whether the treatment choices of owners who do seek care for an animal can ...


The Status And Evolution Of Laws And Policies Regulating Privately Owned Tigers In The United States, Philip J. Nyhus, Michael Ambrogi, Caitlin Dufraine, Alan Shoemaker, Ronald L. Tilson Jul 2009

The Status And Evolution Of Laws And Policies Regulating Privately Owned Tigers In The United States, Philip J. Nyhus, Michael Ambrogi, Caitlin Dufraine, Alan Shoemaker, Ronald L. Tilson

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No abstract provided.


Note To Athletes, Nfl, And Nba: Dog Fighting Is A Crime, Not A Sport, Phyllis G. Coleman Jan 2009

Note To Athletes, Nfl, And Nba: Dog Fighting Is A Crime, Not A Sport, Phyllis G. Coleman

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Americans were finally forced to face the issue of animal abuse and professional athletes when investigators discovered 66 pit bulls, in addition to dog fighting equipment, at a home owned by "pro football's most electrifying quarterback." Although Michael Vick insisted he did not live in the house, and initially denied knowledge of any such activity on his Virginia property, stories of his involvement continued to swirl around the Atlanta Falcons' franchise player. On July 17, 2007, Vick and three others were indicted by a federal grand jury for competitive dog fighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and ...


Making Decisions About Our Animals' Health Care: Does It Matter Whether We Are Owners Or Guardians?, Susan J. Hankin Jan 2009

Making Decisions About Our Animals' Health Care: Does It Matter Whether We Are Owners Or Guardians?, Susan J. Hankin

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A great deal of opposition has been mounted against legislation that changes the language describing the relationship between people and their animals from “owner” to “guardian.” One of the primary arguments focuses on the claim that pet “guardians” might be faced with more limited health care choices for their pets. Behind these arguments is the premise that no one should interfere with an owner’s authority to make decisions for her animal’s health care. However, state and local laws that change the designation from pet “owner” to “guardian” will not, as opponents have argued, affect in any way our ...


Do State Anti-Cruelty Laws Apply To Animals Used In Scientific Research?, William A. Reppy Jr. Jan 2008

Do State Anti-Cruelty Laws Apply To Animals Used In Scientific Research?, William A. Reppy Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

Animals & Bioengineering - A Consideration of Law, Ethics and Science Conference (November 9, 2007)


Not A Living Room Sofa: Changing The Legal Status Of Companion Animals, Susan J. Hankin Jan 2007

Not A Living Room Sofa: Changing The Legal Status Of Companion Animals, Susan J. Hankin

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Although the law has traditionally treated non-human animals as property, public attitudes and many of our current laws already are beginning to reflect many ways in which animals, and especially companion animals, are fundamentally different from inanimate property. Despite these trends, the differences between animals and inanimate property need to be more clearly reflected in our laws, because there are still too many cases where the results under current laws are inconsistent with this understanding of companion animals.

This article proposes the legislative creation of a new status that formally recognizes companion animals as a distinct legal category: “companion animal ...


The Complex Links Between Governance And Biodiversity, C. Barrett, C. Gibson, B. Hoffman, Mathew D. Mccubbins Jan 2006

The Complex Links Between Governance And Biodiversity, C. Barrett, C. Gibson, B. Hoffman, Mathew D. Mccubbins

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We argue that two problems weaken the claims of those who link corruption and the exploitation of natural resources. The first is conceptual. Studies that use national level indicators of corruption fail to note that corruption comes in many forms, at multiple levels, and may or may not affect resource use. Without a clear causal model of the mechanism by which corruption affects resources, one should treat with caution any estimated relationship between corruption and the state of natural resources. The second problem is methodological: Simple models linking corruption measures and natural resource use typically do not account for other ...


Punitive Damage Awards In Pet-Death Cases: How Do The Ratio Rules Of State Farm V. Campbell Apply?, William A. Reppy Jr. Jan 2006

Punitive Damage Awards In Pet-Death Cases: How Do The Ratio Rules Of State Farm V. Campbell Apply?, William A. Reppy Jr.

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No abstract provided.


Searching For A Sense Of Control: The Challenge Presented By Community Conflicts Over Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Nancy A. Welsh, Barbara Gray Jan 2002

Searching For A Sense Of Control: The Challenge Presented By Community Conflicts Over Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Nancy A. Welsh, Barbara Gray

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The growth in the number of concentrated animal feeding operations ("CAFOs"), particularly those involved in swine production, has brought with it increased community concern and outright conflict in many communities across the United States.' Most commentators have focused upon anticipated outcomes to explain the contentiousness of CAFO-related disputes.2 Meanwhile, even though the social dynamics that contribute to the development and escalation of conflicts over CAFOs parallel those exhibited in other kinds of community conflicts, little research has systematically examined the social dynamics associated with CAFO conflicts. One exception to this deficiency is recent work conducted by a team of ...


A Selective Bibliography On The Endangered Species Act, Kristin Cheney Jun 1993

A Selective Bibliography On The Endangered Species Act, Kristin Cheney

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Since its passage in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been the subject of much discussion and numerous publications. This bibliography is not an exhaustive treatment of the topic, but rather concentrates on monographs published from 1980 forward and includes only post-1988 journal articles. To aid the reader in locating relevant references, the journal articles are organized into the subcategories of (1) law and regulations, (2) litigation, and (3) international and extraterritorial.


Animal Feedlot Regulation In Minnesota, Marcia R. Gelpe Jan 1981

Animal Feedlot Regulation In Minnesota, Marcia R. Gelpe

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Animal feedlots frequently are the subject of dispute between operators and surrounding landowners. In this Article, Professor Gelpe identifies the environmental problems created by animal feedlots and discusses the common-law remedies. In addition, Professor Gelpe provides valuable insights into the application and Interpretation of feedlot regulations recently enacted by Minnesota.