One thing I love about law practice is that I keep learning new things 35 years after I started practice and about 29 years after I became a Virginia lawyer. Interesting Code section. A trip to a real library rather than the Internet version would get the history of the statute first enacted before...Read more »
I gave my dog away to a girl i knew from school cause i just had a newborn and he stayed by my feet and i was so heartbroken she said when she came to get him that i could get him back when i was ready. Now she is taken back what she said and will not let me have him.
Even though your female friend has not told her side of the story here, this appears to be another "he said she said" situation. Unless I miss my guess, your female friend would probably say that you gave the dog to her, and that she never said she would return the dog "whenever you were ready."...Read more »
Rather than suing for emotional harassment, which may require your physiatrist's testimony to prove your claim, you would be better served to go to the Court and apply for a "protective order" based on harassment.
I do not handle domestic cases, especially with regard to cats. Sorry.
My parents bought the dog for me and the dog has lived with me at college. She is very attached to me and I have been the primary caretaker of the dog. I even have ESA paperwork filed at my college for the dog. The problem is that all of the dogs paperwork is in my mothers name. I am recently... Read more »
My grandmothers dog was taken by her x and was later found in a complete different location by animal control after we went and got him from animal control had pictures and vet info they called me and told me that they had found the actual owner because that person had recent pictures and charged... Read more »
If you have been charged with a crime, the burden of persuasion before the court if on the Government. In other words, the government has to convince the judge / jury that there is no reasonable doubt that you lied to them. That is an extremely high burden to meet. Obviously, preparation of a...Read more »
The owner said puppy ate did not actually see puppy eat. Went to take the puppy outside she was wobbly, falling down, and possibly vomited and urinated. Took puppy to vet, the vet suggested puppy had a partial seizure. Ran a test and then give puppy overdose of Valium (0.37ml) when should have been... Read more »
She was coming from virginia, she is a friend of a friend agreed to bring 2 husky puppies because she was basically fostering them and couldn’t keep them, she said she would bring them once I had fencing set up for them we agreed and went and bought fencing kennel and told her she said she would... Read more »
You can sue her for the extras on the grounds of detrimental reliance. But you'd have to sue her there, go down to court there. May just be as you were set on getting two pups to look around and get one you like for starters and leave that issue be.
The answer to your question would depend on a series of questions related to your living arrangements, any lease terms or private agreements, and how much of a risk the dog presents. Your best bet is to reach out to a lawyer through the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service.
Just want to know if it ever happens because I've been worried about a neighbor's dogs although killing the dog is only a very last resort(if legal) because I love animals and don't think any non-food animal should be killed but if it won't let go I don't want my cat to die
If you have real concerns regarding the safety of your animals and have prior incidents that show that your neighbor's dog is dangerous, there are other steps you should be taking prior to thinking about killing your neighbor's dog. You should contact the local authorities to discuss your concerns....Read more »
A landlord cannot proceed to evict a tenant unless there is a court order granting the landlord possession. As for the stray cat, you should review your lease to see what it says about the tenant's obligation to report a stray cat. If there is nothing stated in the lease, the tenant has no...Read more »
My landlord went to my townhouse and left the front door open. My dog got out and we haven't found him. Its been 3 weeks. Nobody who lives in the house was home at the time the landlord went in and he was well aware that we have a dog. Is there anything we can do?
Now, upon meeting the dogs, they said we have to leave because they are “uncomfortable”. They are also refusing to have electrical repairs made because of the dogs. We have crates for the dogs and have offered to take them off premises while repairs are being made. They refused. They have also... Read more »
You can call the police and complain that the Landlord is trespassing. You can also sue the landlord for breach of your covenant of quiet enjoyment. You may want to consult with a attorney in your local.
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