2012 Animal L. Comm. Newsl. 1 (2012)

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Animal Law Committee
By: Ledy VanKavage
The Tort Trial animal. The facts of the case are troubling. Three young
and    Insurance  men took a cat, Max, to a middle school, doused Max
Practice Section's with gasoline, and set him on fire. Max was rescued but
Animal     Law   suffered severe bums and had to be euthanized. The
C o m m i t t e e  owner retained Adam who filed a suit against the boys
honored     Mr. and their parents under a negligent supervision theory.
Adam Karp with                                 Continued on page 12
the Excellence in
the Advancement
of Animal Law
Award on August   Adam Karp Honored For Excellence In The
4, 2012 at the ABA's Annual Meeting in Chicago.   Advancement Of Animal Law .........1
Chair Ledy VanKavage presented the award and these
accompanying remarks.                             Letter From The Chair ................ 3
We are here today to honor Mr. Adam Karp and   Animal Law Subcommittee Updates ..... 4
celebrate his practice. Adam is the first solo practitioner  Headline Animal Law News ............ 5
to receive the Excellence in Animal Law award and
the reason is clear.                              An Interview With TIPS 2012-13
Chair Dick Semerdjian ................ 6
Adam's creed is on his website, stating Aggressive
Representation for All Species, Serving animals and  Animal Docket: Experts-Explaining The
those who love them since 1999. Those are words he  Science Of Animal Law..............7
truly lives by. Adam has pushed the envelope developing  Pet Planning: Choice Over Chance ...... 8
innovative legal theories that further the interest of  Should Exculpatory Agreements Relieve
animals and their owners.                         Liabilities Founded On An Equine Activity
The Womack case is just one example. In that   Liability Act? ........................ 9
disturbing case he successfully argued for a new cause of  2012 - 2013 TIPS Calendar...........19
action for the killing and malicious injury of a companion
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