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Nonprofit Zoological Parks and Aquariums May Qualify for Shuttered Venue Operator Grants Under New COVID-19 Relief Bill

USA - December 29 2020 On December 22, 2020, the United States Congress passed an omnibus spending bill (the December relief Bill) that included significant revisions and…

John M. Simpson, Michelle Pardo.

Right Whale Case Alright to Proceed Past Motion to Dismiss

USA - February 11 2020 The self-proclaimed activist “Prince of Whales,” Richard Strahan, received a partial victory this week in his lawsuit alleging that Massachusetts’…

Is It Time for Animal Welfare Act Bird Regulations To Come Home to Roost?

USA - January 20 2020 In 2002 Congress made clear that the Animal Welfare Act (“AWA”) protects birds, but the USDA has not issued bird-specific Animal Welfare Act…

First Import Permit Issued for Sport Hunted Threatened Lion Trophy

USA - September 16 2019 For the first time since the United States protected lions under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) in 2016, the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”)…

100% Natural Case 100% Dismissed: You Can’t Have a False Advertising Case Without Advertising

USA - August 2 2019 A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently dismissed a false advertising case brought by two non-profit groups, finding that…