Valpiani v. Reising (2006)
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Order on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment
This King County, Washington motion for summary judgment sought dismissal of several of plaintiff's claims as well as a limitation to the damages that are recoverable. Plaintiffs claim that the negligence of defendant-veterinarian caused the death of their dog (defendant admitted negligence so the issue here centers on damages). The court held that plaintiffs may assert claims for loss of use, but not loss of companionship.
King County Superior Court Order on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (10/02/2006) (pdf file - 157.22 KB)