Brent T. Geers' answer I qualify my "yes" answer with you need to check into your compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and any applicable state or local ordinances addressing same. Very generally, you could not deny housing to an otherwise qualified tenant just because they make use of a service animal.
David Soble's answer I agree that changing rules regarding pets are not the same as changing fees. This opinion however is limited in scope as a competent real estate attorney would need to see a copy of a lease.
Trent Harris' answer I guess it depends on why you were allowed to keep the dog after you broke up with ex-girlfriend. Did she tell you you could have the dog? Or was the dog with you temporarily, with an understanding that she could have it back? You said you’ve “owned” the dog for 5 months, which implies ex-girlfriend no longer owns it. If she gave it to you to keep as yours, you can do with it what you wish.
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Thomas. R. Morris' answer The limitations period under Michigan law for breach of contract is six years. Therefore, if you have a claim for a breach of contract (more particularly a warranty that the pupply was disease free) then unless the cintract provides otherwise you have six years from the accrual of the claim to sue.
Mr Scott Marshall Neuman's answer File a small claims action in your local district court. No lawyers are permitted in small claims court. The problem is that even if you win he may not be collectible.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Dog cant sneak out if he's on the leash.If the kid isn't on your property you are asking for trouble.Technically, depending on the law in your township, you may be violating leash laws.
David Alan Wolf's answer The liability for a dog bite or dog attack will depend on the laws in place where the incident took place. Some states have strict liability for dog bite incident. In other words, a dog owner is liable even if the dog never attacked a person in the past. Some states have a "one bite rule" which requires some knowledge on the part of the dog owner as to the dangerous propensities of the dog. If you own a home or even rent a home, consider getting dog bite insurance coverage if this is...
Adam Studnicki's answer Anyone can sue for anything...that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good case, though. I'm not familiar with Michigan law on this, but in many states, it is a defense if the dog is provoked. Talk to a local lawyer to be sure. Also, if a claim is made, you can turn it over to your renter's liability insurance. If you don't have it, you should get it (for the future).
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Hillard Fried's answer In the typical personal injury claim, the injured party must prove that the party who caused the mishap was negligent. If the injury victim fails to prove negligence, he loses.
In contrast, the victim of a dog-bite is not required to prove negligence. That is known as “strict liability”. Thus, the victim needs only to establish that a dog attacked him, that the victim was injured, that his injuries and losses are compensable and that the defendant in the law suit owned the dog at the...
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