Dallas solo Yolanda Eisenstein is working on a wrongful death case in the demand-letter stage that she acknowledges doesn’t involve a lot of damages. That’s because the case involves a dog that died after ingesting rat poison allegedly placed by a pest-control company; pets are worth a low-dollar figure in litigation, because they are considered property under Texas law.

Eisenstein is pressing forward to recoup veterinary costs on behalf of her clients, the owners of the deceased dog. But she’s also on the case because of a principle. It’s important to bring the pest-control company to the attention of people, Eisenstein says. “There’s more to it than money.”

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