Carrollton, GA asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia

Q: Question about being sued with no proof

I am being sued by my neighbor because he is stating my dog killed 13 chickens of his and damaged 1. He has no proof of my dog killing his chickens and no proof of my dog on his property. He has a picture from from about 4-5 months prior to this of my dog wrapped around his tree because it broke off it’s runner “at that time he claimed my dog killed one chicken but just has a picture of it wrapped around a tree” the incident of the 13 chickens dead and 1 injured he doesn’t have any picture or video of my dog and I never seen my dog on his property. I ended up finding my dog in my husbands work shop. My dog at the top was also on a shock collar system to make sure it stayed in our yard. His chickens are free roam and also stayed in our yard everyday and our dog never killed any on our property. He is asking $4500 for the chickens and I’m wondering if he can win with no proof or how would this most likely go in the state of GA?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jennifer Pierce
Jennifer Pierce
  • Johns Creek, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The burden of proof is on your neighbor since he brought the lawsuit. If he cannot prove his claims, his lawsuit will be dismissed.

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