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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Just remember: States claim jurisdiction over most aspects of business

Oct 1, 2005

Never underestimate the potential liability associated with toxic-substance contamination.

Associate contracts: Walk a mile in the practice owner's shoes

Sep 1, 2005

There is a fundamental concept about contract law that students learn in their very first weeks of law school. It's a concept referred to as "meeting of the minds."

Employee dishonesty

Aug 1, 2005

Employee theft is one of the most divisive events that can take place in a veterinary practice. The problem extends well beyond the loss of funds or product that characterize the criminality.

Employee theft: Take appropriate action

Jul 1, 2005

The legal rule: Without a conviction, there is no criminality shown. If there is no criminality shown, you cannot safely make public accusations of that crime.

Zoonosis: What are the legal risks?

May 1, 2005

Our actions might have ramifications outside the realm of patients' immediate health.

Address legal threats before buying into a practice

Mar 1, 2005

I have lost count of the number of occasions when I have written in this column that partnership in a veterinary practice is very similar to marriage. The analogy is one that potential partners must ignore at their peril. Nonetheless, joint ownership of a professional practice can be much like something else as well: a couple moving in together.

Hard to handle

Feb 1, 2005

While some are just picky prima donnas, others actually are looking for an opportunity to hang the boss out to dry.

Can they win?

Jan 1, 2005

You can be sued by someone for virtually anything. The question is: Can they win?

Associate employment contracts:Scrutinize them prior to signing

Oct 1, 2004

He or she might be in the unenviable position of asking an employer to pony up thousands of dollars for disputed, unpaid productivity revenue.

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