Anna Morrison-Ricordati, Esq. practices animal law and civil litigation at AMR Law Group, LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Addressing all aspects of dispute resolution, Anna has represented individual and animal business clients in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials, equitable remedies, and appeals. She Chaired the Illinois State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section Council for the 2010-2011 year, the Chicago Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee for the 2012-2013 year, DuPage County Animal Law Committee for the 2014-2015 year, and has served as a CLE speaker on animal law topics for several organizations and bar associations. Anna has also lectured at the John Marshall Law School in animal law courses and was named as one of Illinois’ 2012-2013 Rising Stars by SuperLawyers.
Advanced Dog Law
Live Broadcast on August 14, 2017
Advanced Dog Law expands coverage and provides specific examples of common companion animal court cases, including: animal custody disputes (divorce and replevin); bites; consumer fraud; housing disputes; wrongful death/injury to companion animals (including police shooting cases); and veterinary malpractice. This course will also cover strategies and methods of proof for animal valuation; new developments in state legislation and case law; trends in municipal ordinances (bans on the sale of puppy mill dogs, dangerous/vicious designations; breed discrimination; feral cat ordinances; among others); and pet health insurance, among other developing national and international animal law topics.
This course is co-sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Animal Law – Brief Overview
• Valuation & Damages
• Common Companion Animal Court Cases (w/ Example Cases & Pleadings)
• Municipal Ordinances
• Pet Health Insurance
• Additional Topic Updates
• National Trends
Date / Time: August 14, 2017
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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Section 1. Animal Law – Brief Overview
a) Emergence of Animal Law Field
b) Human/Animal Bond
Section II. Valuation & Damages
a) Available Damages (Negligent v. Intentional Acts)
b) Valuation Theories (Market, Actual or Other)
c) Trends: Legislation & State Case Law Development
Section III. Common Companion Animal Court Cases (w/ Example Cases & Pleadings)
a) Custody Disputes (Divorce & Replevin)
i. Governing Laws
ii. Example Agreements
b) Bites (Civil Litigation)
i. Defenses (Provocation, Assumption of Risk, etc.)
c) Consumer Fraud
i. Pet Food & Animal Device Cases
ii. Puppy Lemon Laws
d) Housing Disputes
i. FHA – Service & Emotional Support dogs
e) Veterinary Malpractice
i. Standards of Reasonable Care (Expert Review)
ii. Contract Damages
v. Other Avenues for Relief
f) Wrongful Death/Injury
i. Animal to Animal Injury (dog fights, etc.)
ii. Human to Animal Injury (hit by car, grooming injury, etc.)
g) Police Shootings
i. Qualified Immunities
ii. Damages, Discipline & Training
iii. Recent Verdicts
h) Divorce & Replevin
i. Marital Relationship (property v. custody)
ii. Non-Marital Relationship (replevin)
Section IV. Municipal Ordinances
a) Source of Power: Home Rule
b) Breed Bans & Due Process – Dangerous/Vicious Determinations
c) Puppy Mill Sales Bans (Litigation Updates)
d) Feral Cats & Environmental Concerns
f) Limit Laws & Hoarding
Section V. Pet Health Insurance
a) Availability & Expense
b) Coverage Issues & Disputes
Section VI. Additional Topic Updates
a) Pet Trusts
i. Sources of Funding & Challenges to Validity
b) Shelter Law
ii. Transparency & Accountability (FOIA)
Section VII. Other National Trends
a) Internet Petitions
b) Crowd Source Funding
c) Media & Social Media Interest