A defendant has asked the Texas Supreme Court to reverse a first-of-its kind opinion that allows a family to recover damages for the "sentimental value" of a dog. In a petition for review, the defendant alleges the 2nd Court of Appeals' opinion in the case creates a new loss-of-companionship cause of action for a pet's death and therefore should be reversed on public policy grounds. The dog was named Avery.
Opinion Allowing Sentimental-Value Damages Appealed
February 6, 2012
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