Clients' Case Makes New California Law!


The California Supreme Court DENIED the defendants’ petition for review and depublication of a jury trial verdict we obtained for some wonderful clients last year. The end result is that our clients’ case has made new California law and we’re proud to have been a small part of it!

For the first time in California history, damages are now available to the owner of a pet when the owner experiences emotional distress, injury and harm after perceiving (watching, hearing or otherwise observing) his or her pet being intentionally harmed by another person. In this case a neighbor struck our clients’ little dog with a baseball bat. After being hit, the little dog yelped in pain and tumble head over heels down the backyard slope into a tree. Surgery was required to repair the dog’s damaged leg and knee.

If you’re a pet owner, then we know you can appreciate what our clients and their little dog went through. The official California Appellate Court published citation is 208 Cal. App. 4th 1590.

A big thanks to appellate specialist, Donna Bader, for doing such a great job handling the appeal!


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Our Orange County personal injury lawyers have a long history of helping the injured. Since we opened our doors in 1986, we have negotiated and litigated to secure the best possible results for every client. Our hard work resulted in considerable recoveries, including a number of multi-million dollar settlements and awards – the type of compensation that truly makes an impact as you work to rebuild and move on with your life. We are prepared to put our experience to work for you.

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