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Maryland appeals court cuts damages again in Anne Arundel police shooting of family dog, down to $7,500 from initial $1.26M

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Court of Appeals Judge Michele D. Hotten, in her dissent, argued the state’s highest court missed an opportunity to correct an anomaly in Maryland law, which allows for unlimited damages awarded for destruction of inanimate possessions but only $10,000 for the wrongful death of a beloved pet, as well as acknowledge the “dignity” of a pet as more than “just living beings.”

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Source: Baltimore Sun