Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Woman awarded $45,000 in cat death

[NEWS] A woman was awarded over $45,000 in a bench trial in Seattle District Court against a dog owner whose dog mauled her cat to death. The award includes $15,000 for the woman's emotional distress. Woman awarded $45,000 in cat death, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 9, 2005. See also Seattle Times story (includes pictures).

The story has received national and international press attention. See, e.g., BBC News World Edition, CNN, Court TV, (Tijuana, Mexico), Stuff (New Zealand)

The plaintiff's attorney was Adam Karp, a UW alumnus who has also taught Animal Law here. Adam was also the first president of WSBA's Animal Law Section.

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