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For the Love of a Family Pet

The Recorder - 10/18/12

Partners Gerald Knapton and Saundra Wootton published the article “For the Love of a Family Pet” in The Recorder. In the article, Knapton and Wootton detail two recent California appellate court opinions that affirmed damage awards for the death or injury of a pet that far exceeded the actual monetary value of the pet. The opinions, Knapton and Wootton argue, “represent significant developments for California pet owners” as California common law has historically determined damage awards in these cases by using a strict calculation of the pet’s monetary value. The article’s full text can be found (subscription required) here:

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