Pete Mansour v. King County, a municipal corporation; King County Animal Control; King County Licensing and Regulatory Services Division; and King County Board of Appeals

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Year Case Filed:  2006 Jurisdiction Level:  Washington Case File Num:  55292-9-1 Defense Attorney:  King County
Summary: In this Washington case, Division One of the Washington Court of Appeals reversed a King County Animal Control decision declaring a dog vicious and ordering her removed from the county. This decision overrides the practice of a dog being presumed guilty until proven innocent in that county. The court found that for Mansour or any other pet owner to prove effectively present his or her case and rebut the evidence against him or her, due process requires that he or she be able to subpoena witnesses and present records. Mr. Mansour was prejudiced in his case because he was not allowed to do so and was not given sufficient notice for the hearing.
Documents:  pbuswamansourpressrelease.pdf pbuswamansour_opinion.pdf

 

 

 

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