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Very New Horse Bite Injury Case in FL

On July 13, 2016, the Third District Court of Appeal  decided Germer v. The Churchill Downs Management, Etc., et al, a Florida horse bite  case. The Plaintiff Garner, lost in the trial court against the Defendants, Pinecrest Stables, Inc., Parsons Pinecrest Farm, Inc., Santa Cruz Ranch, Inc., and Juan Pedro Rizo Patron. The Plaintiff, a formerly
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Equine Insurance Part III- Mortality Insurance and Conditions Precedent

  In my last post, I discussed the basis of Equine Mortality Insurance, a type of life insurance for horses. For those who have not had an opportunity to review Part I, you may want to take a few minutes to review the article here before we dive into this article’s more in depth look at
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Equine Insurance Part II- Equine Mortality Insurance Explained

  Most of my clients  have some sort of experience with insurance, most often through the purchase of a home or auto. But, when you are spending as much on a horse as you do on your auto, or for some people a house, it stands to reason that horse would be insured as well. There
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Equine Insurance Part I- The Basics

My favorite  “Dad Saying” about insurance is “You should always insure what you can not afford to lose.” Unfortunately, while many of us pay for insurance, most of us do not understand the policy and all its conditions. Having been an insurance attorney, I have seen the effects this can have. A horse, particularly a
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Should Read That Contract Before I Sign It?

  Contracts are an agreement between two parties. Contracts can be oral or written, but convention is to codify agreements with a writing. In fact, some types of agreements are required to be written pursuant Florida’s Statute of Frauds. The problem which often arises with written contracts is that they are not a full and
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Real property in Florida

Trusting a Trustee’s Deed for your Real Estate Planning

You’ve inherited your parents’ West Palm Beach, Florida property through a trust and now wish to sell it. Since a trust does not go through probate, can you simply list the property for sale on the market? As with most legal issues, it is never that simple and you may have to convey the property
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Trademark Basics- What’s in a name?

A trademark is a legal tool many businesses do not take full advantage. A trademark identifies a good or service as being from a particular source. A business’s name is very important because it is part of a company’s image and public perception. When customers buy a product or service from a specific company, there is
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Florida’s Equine Helmet Law

Not many states require equine activity participant to wear a helmet. Florida is one of them. Under Florida’s “Nicole’s Law,” (whose namesake was a Palm Beach child who died from head injuries after being thrown from a horse) also known as Fla. Stat. 773.06, states that any minor who riding a horse must wear a
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Barn Leases- Provisions to Keep in Mind

Wellington is starting to awake from its summer slumber. The seasonal residents are securing accommodations for the 2016 Winter Show Series, for both humans and equines who are planning on residing in West Palm during season. Barn lease agreements are very commonplace in Wellington, and it is always a good idea to have a qualified attorney
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Real property in Florida

Quantum Meruit- What Is It and Why Plead It?

  If the term “quantum meruit” is one you have encountered, most likely you are involved with litigation or are about to be. Quantum meruit is a legal term which directly translates from Latin into “as much as he has deserved.” But what does that really mean for the average business owner? Quantum meruit is a
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