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Car owner kills dog and sues owners

By Chris V. Thangham     May 7, 2008 in Crime
A driver struck and killed a dog in Minnesota and is now suing the dog’s owners for vehicle damages. The dog owners are counter-suing him for the loss of their pet.
Jeffery Ely was driving his 1997 Honda Civic near Duluth, Minnesota on Jan. 4 when Fester, a miniature pinscher, ran into his path.
Ely couldn’t swerve his car fast enough and he struck Fester and the dog died instantly.
Ely is now suing Fester’s owners for $1,100 for damages to his car because of court fees and his absence from work to fix the car.
Ely told Duluth News Tribune that he feels sorry for what happened to Fester but blamed the owners for their pet’s actions. He owns a dog too.
Fester’s owners have countersued Ely for $2,400 for the dog’s loss.
Both should just shake hands and drop the lawsuits, in my opinion. Nothing is going to bring back the dog.
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