'Poor dog. Anyone could sue and there's no controlling or predicting whether someone would. What you describe sounds like a reasonable basis for a defense or counterclaim. Your question remains open for three weeks. Try contacting one of the attorneys in the Animal/Dog law section and see...Read more »
I was never even notified about the bite. My ex had an ofp on me over false accusations. So why should I get this huge bill a year later and it's going to collections on me ? Not right is it? Should the dogs owner be responsible? Or my ex wife?
It makes sense if you are obligated to pay the medical bills as a result of a divorce or a custody agreement. But I don’t know why you wouldn’t have received the bill earlier. It’s obviously a different situation if there isn’t such an agreement.
Not without legal risk. As lawyers we consider how the law may apply to hypothetical facts (1) in the past; and (2) in the future. When the case is being litigated in court, it's almost always about the past. Past facts can't be changed, though we may have problems of proof. On the...Read more »
I obviously let my neighbor know immediately and she is devastated. I am wondering if we should call the cops or if there is nothing they could/would do about it. I have seen the car before and know they live in the area. Is this a crime? Should I get the car's license plate number? Or is... Read more »
Me and my boyfriend got a puppy and we weren’t able to keep him due to us having a baby on the way and it added tons of stress we didn’t need, so we gave him to the human society. The person we bought the dog from found out and is telling people we signed a contract and we didn’t pay for the... Read more »
Sure; in America anyone can sue anybody for anything at any time (even without a lawyer in small claims court). Winning the lawsuit is another matter. Save all your receipts, text messages, emails and all other documents.
This is a very fact-specific question. Accordingly, it would depend on what happened. Can they be in trouble for discharging the firearm in city limits? Can they justify their actions? Can they show they were coming to the aid of the other dog? Frankly, the "right" answer is going to...Read more »
Tied up by a line that is stationary and tied to a higher up tree branch. Not the base of the tree. No real collar. Unattended all the time. Always barking. Almost getting hit by cars all the time. I want to know if I can keep the dog legally due to their neglect.
I was in a 7 yrs relationship. We decided to get a dog about two years ago initially she didn't want to get a dog but it was my decision to get a dog I was the one who chose the dog I went out with her to the Humane Society and and ultimately decided that he was the one we were going to get... Read more »
There is no such thing as a custody hearing for a dog because dogs are property, not people. However, if you are going to small claims court over the ownership of a dog or the dog is being awarded as property subject to a divorce proceeding, then I would suggest bringing any receipts, registration...Read more »
Without knowing more information, it is likely that you are bound to the terms set forth by the trailer court. There may be an exception if you owned the dog (and lived in the trailer court) prior to the time the trailer court imposed the no dogs rule.
In the process, was bitten and it's unknown which dog bit her. There has been no contact/communication made with either party in regards to incident. Not before, during, or after. A letter from an attorney was received by the party in question telling them to have their insurance adjuster... Read more »
each person should contact their insurance. Odd that a chain would "break." Whoever's chain it was should keep it as that may be someone to be added to the case. Each person is responsible for keeping their dogs under control. Let the insurance company handle it is the next step.
In the lease agreement it says under pets ' I may not keep any animals of any kind without the written consent of management.' I emailed my landlord asking to have a pet and she tells me her pet policy and that it'll be a $200 damage deposit. But her 'pet policy ' was... Read more »
You need written consent -- but you won't get written consent without paying the $200. If you have a pet without written consent, that would be considered violating the terms of your lease and could be grounds for eviction.
It sounds like you signed a contract. You should seek the advice of a contract attorney to review the contract and assess your rights and obligations under it, and also potential consequences for breaching the contract.
I bought my kids a dog a cpl yrs back! and they kept their dog at their dads! and all the dogs paper work is in my name! now last month he broke with his ex and she stole the dog. saying its her dog! when I paid for it and everything and never gave the dog to her! the mpls police yesterday said... Read more »
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