War dogs serve bravely alongside the men and women of the U.S. Military. Their handlers consider them heroes, but the military still classifies military working dogs as equipment. Up until recently, these canine soldiers were left behind or even euthanized after the fighting stopped. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Ron Aiello, the president and co-founder of The United States War Dogs Association, and Carter Dillard, the director of litigation for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and discuss what laws need to change so that war dogs get the respect that they deserve from the U.S. military.
On this Legal TIPS (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) program, 2008-2009 TIPS Chair-Elect John Tarpley stresses the importance of bar membership in obtaining career opportunities and as an illustration, co-host Attorney Gilda Mariani chats with Joyce Tischler, the founder and general counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about forging a career in the practice area of animal law.
On March 16, 2007, Ontario-based Menu Foods recalled more than 60 million cans and pouches of pet food that it marketed under a variety of brand names. Many pets across the States became ill or even died. Join Law.com blogggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they discuss the pet food recall, the lawsuits and class actions filed against the distributor, product liability and property damage and the significance of pets in our society. Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes Attorney Jay Edelson, partner at the firm Blim & Edelson LLC out of Chicago, who filed one of the first class actions involving the contaminated pet food crisis and Attorney Bruce Wagman, partner with the firm Schiff Hardin LLP in San Francisco and Chief Outside Litigation Counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Don’t miss it!