Long v. Lewis (2006)
Adam P. Karp
Alice C. Brown for Defendant Lewis; Darnell Webb, pro se
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This King County, Washington case concerns the appropriate measure of damages for the loss of plaintiff's cat. The court granted plaintiff's motion, finding that damages can include intrinsic value and loss of use. While "loss of companionship" may be the subject of testimony and argument, the court stated that it may not be a "line item" measure of damages.
Order on Plaintiff's Second Motion for Summary Judgment (2006) (pdf file - 42.38 KB)