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Emotional distress damages upheld for injury to dog

CSA affirms $200K for shooting by deputy

Pet owners can receive damages for emotional distress due to negligent injury to their animals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirms in a Taneytown couple's lawsuit against a Frederick County deputy who shot their dog.

About Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

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