In most states, you need what it called a "certificate of merit" to file a malpractice claim. Depending on the local rules, you can get it after you file the complaint, but there is a specific deadline by which you must file the certificate of merit. The certificate of merit requires...Read more »
If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.
They said "If you see this dog run it over I will pay you $50.00 and I will fill your gas tank up". This was after they admitted to shooting our puppy. This person has harrassed us, and our animals. Now two of our pets are dead, the father and the puppy of the father. We need help... Read more »
Ask the police. Dog was in the road so it's largely on you. Duty to stop is to people, or damage to property over whatever Ms. sets as the bar. A dog is valued at the market value, not the intrinsic value to you. Note however if the dog did damage to the car the driver may counterclaim for...Read more »
To answer your question, it depends upon whether the owner of the dog actually intended that the dog enter your property.
Shoot the dog, and you may get into more trouble than it's worth.
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