New Appellate Case Holds Pet Owners May Recover Emotional Distress Damages for Intentional Harm Inflicted Upon Their Pet

New Appellate[Update: Santa Ana, CA- August 31, 2012] New appellate case holds that pet owners may recover emotional distress damages for intentional harm inflicted upon their pet.

Specifically, the Appellate Court (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) in the case of Plotnik vs Meihaus, et al., upheld our clients’ Orange County Superior Court jury verdict on this important issue when the court held, at page 19, that…

“…we uphold both the economic and emotional distress damages plaintiffs recovered for trespass to personal property arising from Meihaus’s act of intentionally striking Romeo with a bat.”

Twenty-seven beautifully written words that we believe most loving dog owners will agree with. We’d also like to extend a big thanks to appellate specialist, Donna Bader, for handling the appeal. Click here to read Donna’s analysis.

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