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Concerned over a court case/dog bite? My parents live in

Concerned over a court case/dog bite? My parents live in California and they went to visit my aunt about 3 weeks ago. My aunt's neighbor has a field of goats, and while it is fenced both sides have fixed the fence multiple times due to the goats butting into it with their horns. During this visit my aunts 2 dogs, a visiting lab, and my parents GSD mix (not sure of the mix) breed (the dog is a rescue) got into the pasture and sadly killed one of the neighbors goats. The neighbor came out and confronted all parties, and my parents offered to pay for the goat. The neighbor declined and only said that he wanted the dog "taken care of". Police were called but no report was ever filed. Yesterday, my mom received a notice in the mail of "The people vs. her", with a court date in October, and that she needs to go back to where my aunt lives and submit herself for fingerprinting, a mugshot, and a week prior to the October court date, she needs to submit their dog for some sort of testing? What can we expect to happen and how should we prepare ourselves? Will the courts automatically euthanize the dog and file criminal charges on my parents for owning the dog? If it helps, my parents live 3 hours outside of the city where this all happened at.

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I own a small business set up as a corporation and lease a

I own a small business set up as a corporation and lease a small office suite (leased by the corp, not me personally). One of my employees decided to bring his dog into the office and it was unleashed running around. I was not there and did not give permission nor did I know the dog was in the office. A customer came in and began playing with the dog (chasing it around, wrestling with it, etc). The dog got excited and jumped up and grabbed onto the customer's arm (but did not bite thru the skin). The customer called a few days later and said that she cannot move her arm, fingers, and is in severe pain. Photos of the arm show a pink blemish the size of a pencil eraser. No broken skin, bleeding, laceration.In Nevada there is no dog bite statute so such a personal injury would be based on caselaw, which gets murky.The dog owner (my employee) has agreed to accept responsibility and has related this to the customer, but the customer refuses to speak to him and says she is holing me responsible.As the employer, and since the bite occurred in the company's office, would the company be responsible for the dog bite or would the dog owner be responsible? I have no liability insurance that covers this on the office. Would the dog owner's homeowner insurance cover this? What happens in a situation where there is no insurance, since she obviously won't get paid, we can't afford a trial, and there won't be an insurance settlement?

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How does the California criminal court system define Great

how does the California criminal court system define Great Bodily Injury? is self-defense a mitigating factor?

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Can harm done from lying on a Police report and causing

Can harm done from lying on a Police report and causing severe financial and emotional pain be the "injury" that occurs?How can one challenge the truth of a "witness" when they have lied on a police report.

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I have a question about a possible dog nip that my dog may

Hello - I have a question about a possible dog nip that my dog may have done to a heating & cooling worker that was at my house yesterday installing an A/C unit. I would like to explain my situation to see if I could possibly be sued. Is there anybody out there that would like to assist me in my problem?Thank you.Christine

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My dog bit a puppy, who had to go to the vet. I've already

My dog bit a puppy, who had to go to the vet. I've already paid their vet bills. Do I need to get a release of liability signed? or is it too late because I've already paid?JA: The Personal Injury Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I have notJA: Is there anything else important you think the Personal Injury Lawyer should know?Customer: We were at a dog park, off leash. My dog ended up puncturing the puppy's esophogus. There was a third dog there that started the incident, however they ran when everything went down.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Personal Injury Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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We are looking lawyer that could give us advice if someone

Hello – we are looking for a lawyer that could give us advice if someone is accusing us that our dog bit them in New Jersey...

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I have an question regarding a dog biting another dog, It

I have an question regarding a dog biting another dogJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: It happened at a dog park. A man came with a very small dog, then a fight broke out. My dog was not involved when the fight started, but joined in later and carried a small dog out from other fighting dog The owner blamed my dog and filed a police report. I explained to the dog park employee that my dog was perhaps trying to save the small dogs's life. letter the owner of the small dog (a woman who was not at the park) called me and said her dog died. She asked for help with the vet bill. I was sorry for her and offered to pay half of the bill. She agreed; I sent her a check for $500. Now her boyfriend who was at the park, called me and keeps asking for more money. First he wanted the cost of the dog, I said No. Now he wants the other $500. My question is what is my best response? (1) Explain to him that I will not pay because there is no way to say that my dog was responsible; (2) pay but ask for a letter that he will not ask for more money, and state that multiple other dogs were involved?; (3)wait for him to take me to small claims court? Thanks for advice.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $36 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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We took our 6-month old German Shepherd puppy to the dog

Hello, we took our 6-month old German Shepherd puppy to the dog park yesterday evening (where he has been many times before) and a Bull Terrier ended up biting him, clamping down on his jaw and fracturing it. We now have him on pain medications and antibiotics and he is awaiting consultation with a dental surgeon. In the meantime, he cannot eat anything solid and is clearly emotionally distraught. The other dog was not seriously injured. The other thing worth noting is that the other dog has actually been living with the ex-girlfriend of the man at the park, and he hadn't seen the dog in about 3 months. They have offered to pay 50% of the medical bills, but we are wondering if they should be liable for 100%. What does the law say regarding dog fights in a public, off-leash dog park?

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