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NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES: WHERE DOES IT GET US AND HOW DO WE GET THERE?

Sonia S. Waisman


1 Journal of Animal Law 7 (2005)
Publish Date:
2005
Place of Publication: Michigan State University College of Law
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NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES: WHERE DOES IT GET US AND HOW DO WE GET THERE?

A new movement in tort law seeks to provide money damages to persons losing a companion animal.  These non-compensatory damages are highly controversial, and spark a debate as to whether such awards are the best thing for the animals—or for the lawyers.  Would a change in the property status of companion animals better solve this important and emotional legal question?

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