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Lawsuits with damages for emotional loss

Over many years NYSVMS has been fighting against a bill that would enable higher damages for emotional loss to be claimed in lawsuits. We believe this would lead to an increase in the number of frivolous lawsuits, increased insurance costs, and higher pricing to clients. Although the bill has strong advocates we have been successful at persuading Senate leadership to not move the bill forward.

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Large animal vets overburdened with paperwork

An anti-microbial control bill would have damaged vets ability to prevent disease and created such a burden of reporting that many large vets said it would drive them out of New York. NYSVMS has continued to educate legislators on the far-reaching consequences of this bill and have worked with many State and National partners who have supported our efforts.