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Jury could redefine value of a pet

Rick C
May 23rd, 2006, 10:17 AM
Man sues fro $1.6 million for "loss of companionship" after neighbour runs over his dog.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/114817833124950.xml&coll=7

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Prin
May 23rd, 2006, 01:12 PM
:fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr
That's all I have to say.

Rick C
May 23rd, 2006, 02:18 PM
The article makes a good point though . . . if you can't sue for "loss of companionship" for a human, why can you be successful for a dog?

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Melei'sMom
May 23rd, 2006, 08:29 PM
You can sue for loss of companionship for the loss of a spouse, but not a child.

you can sue for wrongful death in either case.

so far, you can only sue for the 'purchase value' of a dog.

It's about time someone trys to get courts to admit that pets are not property, they are companions.