West Headnote of the Day – March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010

West's Key 115 Damages
West's Key 115III Grounds and Subjects of Compensatory Damages
West's Key 115III(A) Direct or Remote, Contingent, or Prospective Consequences or Losses
West's Key 115III(A)2 Mental Suffering and Emotional Distress
West's Key 115k57.36 Injury to Property or Property Rights
West's Key 115k57.38 k. Pets and Other Animals.

Owner of poodle who arranged for an elaborate funeral for the dog and was disappointed when casket was delivered to funeral which, upon opening, revealed body of a dead cat, would be entitled to damages beyond market value of dog for her mental distress and anguish.
Corso v. Crawford Dog & Cat Hosp., Inc., 415 N.Y.S.2d 182 (N.Y. Civ. Ct. 1979)

Suggested by Robert P. Knapp; Mulholland & Knapp, LLP; New York, NY

115 Damages