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Lilly files suit to stop diversion

February 1, 2012

Indianapolis — Eli Lilly filed suit against an Australian veterinary clinic for allegedly reselling its Australian-labeled Comfortis product to U.S. consumers.

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Sentimental value coming to a court near you

January 1, 2012

As I write this, litigation is taking place in Texas that brings the issue of damages from "Pain and suffering" back to the front burner of animal law.

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ISU, Priority Press launch veterinary law and ethics course

November 1, 2011

Ames, Iowa — A new 15-hour Veterinary Law and Ethics course is set to make its debut in January.

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Lab veterinarian sues Michigan university of termination

October 1, 2011

Detroit, Mich. — Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz, former clinical veterinarian and director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources at the Wayne County Community College District Veterinary Technology Program at Wayne State University, is suing the school, alleging she was fired in retaliation for protesting the university's laboratory animal practices and for her age.

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Diverters sue veterinary wholesaler

October 1, 2011

Wholesaler's financial woes draw lawsuits by veterinarians who claim to have lost thousands.

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What you know is a little dangerous

July 1, 2011

Americans are traditionally comfortable with the laws that prohibit them from taking certain actions such as expectorating in public or conducting insider trading in private.

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Drug abuse poses a load of liability problems

June 1, 2011

After a recent talk I gave in Las Vegas, a veterinarian came up to the podium and told me she'd been considering applying to law school.

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Georgia veterinarian arrested in drug sting

April 1, 2011

Crisp County, Ga. — A three-month marijuana distribution investigation came to a close Feb. 9 when law enforcement officials found 20 marijuana plants in Dr. Ronal Lee Wilkie's Arabi, Ga., clinic, plus another 80 in his home.

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Improvement needed on animal cruelty identification

February 1, 2011

National Report — A new study by the American Society for the pRevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says that only 19 percent of law enforcement officers are trained in handling crimes against animals, even though 78 percent acknowledge there is a link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.

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