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May 18, 2018

Florida's First District Court of Appeal ("1st DCA") recently reversed a summary judgment finding that the plaintiff had been adequately warned and assumed the risk of her broken leg while volunteering at a dog park.  Deborah Davison sued Rebecca Berg under section 767...

May 16, 2016

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an Evansville, Indiana, police officer forfeited his qualified immunity in an excessive-force suit in which a K-9 (canine) officer, Axel, was directed to find an alleged perpetrator.  However,...

April 15, 2016

Lola, a dachshund mix, died nine months after staying at a kennel.  Now, the Georgia Supreme Court must determine the value of the deceased pet.  Lola's owners, the Monyaks, want to recover the $67,000 in expenses spent on Lola over her lifetime and also have the jury...

December 15, 2015

 Katharine F. Lemansky, has been charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, after she posted a photo on Facebook of her dog with its mouth duct taped closed.  The photo prompted a response from concerned citizens who contacted various police depart...

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