Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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If someone kills your dog, should you be able to sue for emotional distress or suffering caused by the loss? Most courts have said no. The Stanford Journal of Animal Law & Policy recently published an article stating that this is the best policy and in the best interest of the pets themselves. This may be a tough sell for pet owners.
Courts and Legislatures Have Kept the Proper Leash on Pet Injury Lawsuits: Why Rejecting Emotion-Based Damages Promotes The Rule of Law, Modern Values, and Animal Welfare | Stanford Law School Student Journals.