Remember the Oregon family that sued for $1,000,00o for their dog that died? Turns out the dog was really worth $56,400. This includes $50,000 in punitive damages, $6,000 for emotional distress and $400 for the doggie.
This is probably a much more fair result, although I can understand those people who say “$6,000 for emotional distress is a bit high!” I would also suspect that the punitive damages portion will be reduced based on some case law out there.
The doggie killer’s attorney says that his client has been convicted of a crime AND been ordered to pay punitive damages, so he is not happy. Really? A convicted doggie killer is not happy? Is that a surprise to anyone?