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IN THE LINE OF FIRE: BROWN V. MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP AND THE REALITY OF POLICE SEIZURES OF COMPANION ANIMALS

Denee A. DiLuigi


9 Animal L. 267 (2003)
Publish Date:
2003
Place of Publication: Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School
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IN THE LINE OF FIRE: BROWN V. MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP AND THE REALITY OF POLICE SEIZURES OF COMPANION ANIMALS

 

Ms. DiLuigi addresses a companion animal owners' rights under current law to bring and maintain an action for the unreasonable seizure of their companion animal by an officer as well as an action for the intentional infliction of emotional distress in light of the Third Circuit's recent decision in Brown v. Muhlenberg Township. Applying various legal doctrines, Ms. DiLuigi also explores potential legal arguments for future litigation stemming from an officer's execution of a companion animal. (pdf file - 147.07 KB)

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