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Mckinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. General Obligations Law. Chapter 24-A. Of the Consolidated Laws. Article 11. Obligations to Make Compensation or Restitution. Title 1. Compensation. 11-107. Compensation for harm to a guide, hearing or service dog.

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Citation: McKinney's General Obligations Law 11-107

Citation: NY GEN OBLIG 11-107


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:  

Under this New York statute, a disabled person whose guide, hearing or service dog is injured due to the negligence of the owner of another dog in handling that other dog may recover damages from the owner or custodian of the non-guide guide dog.  These damages include veterinarian fees, replacement or retraining costs for the guide dog, lost wages, or damages for loss of mobility during retraining or replacement of the dog.



Statute in Full:

In addition to any other right of action or recovery otherwise available under law, a disabled person whose guide, hearing or service dog is injured due to the negligence of the owner of another dog in handling that other dog may recover damages from the owner or custodian of the non-guide, hearing or service dog that causes injury to the guide, hearing or service dog. Such damages may include, but are not limited to veterinarian fees, the cost of retraining or replacing the guide, hearing or service dog, and lost wages or damages due to loss of mobility incurred while retraining or replacement is taking place.

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(Added L.2000, c. 263, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.)

 



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