Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Supplier Faces Criminal Charges – Why it Matters

In 2014, Nestlé Purina PetCare sued The Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. for false advertising, disparagement and unjust enrichment. Among the accusations, Purina claimed that Blue Buffalo lied to its customers when it advertised its pet food as containing no chicken by-products. Blue Buffalo fought back, at first. The headlines, when the company agreed to settle, […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 13-Year-Old Girl and Her Service Dog – Why it Matters

On February 22, 2017, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of 13-year-old Ehlena Fry and her service, Wonder. While it comes far too late to give Ehlena the elementary school experience she should have had, the decision will help other children facing disability discrimination in school pursue their rights under the […]

Salute to Service Animals

Most people are familiar with “seeing eye dogs” for the blind, and even service dogs who assist people in wheelchairs, but many are still unaware of the life-changing, and sometimes life-saving, assistance that service animals provide for people with invisible disabilities and for children with serious health conditions. Service animals are a lifeline for people […]

Camping Safety Checklist

Camping is such a simple way to get away and have a good time. You don’t need special training, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy it. But, you do need to learn some basic safety tips. Let someone know where you are going and when you should be back […]

Celebrating Earth Day and the Biggest Legal Wins for the Planet

In the 46 years since the first Earth Day, we have seen a lot of accomplishments. Whether we will succeed in salvaging the habitability of the planet, or if William Burroughs was right and our only chance of survival is in space, remains to be seen. But as we celebrate our 47th Earth Day, let’s […]

Teaching Your Kids How to Avoid Being Bitten by a Dog

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites each year, and at least half of them are children. The majority of dog bites to children are preventable. Kids have a tendency to do things that dogs find threatening or painful, even when they don’t mean […]

Is Your Company in Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect for 25 years. Yet, many business owners still do not fully understand how it applies to them and what they must do to be incompliance with the act. It can certainly be confusing. The employment provisions only apply to businesses with 15 or more employees, […]

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina – Pet Safety

On Thursday, August 21, Danny became the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season. Ten years ago, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, over 600,000 animals were stranded or killed, in part because rescue workers refused to transport them and, in some cases, forcibly removed them from their owners. In 2006, a federal law called […]

Jurassic Accidents

If you are even vaguely familiar with the Jurassic Park movies, you know that they revolve around dinosaurs brought to life in modern times by cloning. Jurassic World, formerly known as Jurassic Park 4, opens in theaters on June 12, 2015. In the film, Jurassic World is a theme park featuring real, live dinosaurs. To […]