American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals et al v. Ringling Brothers, et al,

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Year Case Filed:  2003 Jurisdiction Level:  Federal Case File Num:  Civil Action No. 00-1641 Defense Attorney:  Harris Weinstein, Covington & Burling, D.C. Drafting Attorney:  Stephen Louis Braga, Baker Botts, LLP, D.C.; Katherine Ann Meyer, Meyer & Glitzenstein, D.C.

This case involves the Ringling Brothers circus company’s mistreatment of elephants brought by the ASPCA. Plaintiffs alleged that the alleged routine beating, chaining, and other mistreatment amounted to an unlawful taking of an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Judge rejects defendants’ motion to dismiss and order the case to proceed.

Documents:  PDF icon ringlingorder2003.pdf (79.25 KB)
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