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California VMA opposes bill allowing unlicensed performance of cosmetic dental procedures

April 6, 2012

Legislation would let nonveterinarians conduct medical procedures, organization says.

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Court case further tests emotional damages claims

March 1, 2012

National Report — A lawsuit in Clearwater, Fla., is calling for the court to award $15,000 in damages due to alleged negligence.

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Texas Supreme Court could mull non-economic damages in cases of negligence

March 1, 2012

Fort Worth, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court may listen to arguments in a high-profile legal case that would allow emotional damages after a mistaken euthanasia of a lost pet by a shelter worker.

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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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