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(Daily Mail)   Not news: Dog chases cat. News: Dog gets his leg caught in long grass on council-owned land and slips a disc. FARK: Dog's owner sues council for £5,000   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 63
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2014-07-27 10:16:12 PM  
So *that's* where our lawyers went.

Sorry about that, England. I turned around, and they were gone!

/no backsies.
 
2014-07-28 12:36:05 AM  
1. Dog wasn't on a leash? STFU & GTFO.
2. Pet insurance is cheap. If you can't afford it, you probably can't afford a pet.
3. That is a very unfortunate case of a person and their dog sharing the same visage.
 
2014-07-28 12:36:06 AM  
Story sounds fake.
 
2014-07-28 12:36:59 AM  

Snarfangel: So *that's* where our lawyers went.

Sorry about that, England. I turned around, and they were gone!

/no backsies.


I believe even Shakespeare said he wanted to kill all the lawyers.
 
2014-07-28 12:37:09 AM  
Well if they don't maintain the property and didn't respond after complaints were made, they should face some consequences. They're lucky it wasn't a kid.
 
2014-07-28 12:44:49 AM  

ginandbacon: Well if they don't maintain the property and didn't respond after complaints were made, they should face some consequences. They're lucky it wasn't a kid.


Bingo!

Just like the Macdonald's "hot coffee" case, the council may have been negligent to do anything after receiving numerous complains. If that's the case then they deserve whatever the court will give as punishment .
 
2014-07-28 12:45:22 AM  
I wish to sue that biatch. Her unleashed dog severely traumatized my cat. I'm sure his therapy will require thousands of pounds of treatment.
 
2014-07-28 12:53:02 AM  

MorteDiem: I wish to sue that biatch. Her unleashed dog severely traumatized my cat. I'm sure his therapy will require thousands of pounds of treatment.


Good luck with that. shes on the dole
 
2014-07-28 12:57:24 AM  

Mantour: ginandbacon: Well if they don't maintain the property and didn't respond after complaints were made, they should face some consequences. They're lucky it wasn't a kid.

Bingo!

Just like the Macdonald's "hot coffee" case, the council may have been negligent to do anything after receiving numerous complains. If that's the case then they deserve whatever the court will give as punishment .


Wait, you're a cute Canadian with a horse? You don't even want to know the farky I just gave you.
 
2014-07-28 12:59:36 AM  
I have a cunning plan.

What if everyone on earth sued one other person on earth for the exact same amount. Equal distribution the liberals want, while lawyers get richer like the republicans want.
 
2014-07-28 12:59:39 AM  

ginandbacon: Well if they don't maintain the property and didn't respond after complaints were made, they should face some consequences. They're lucky it wasn't a kid.


Ok, but can you explain to me how "long grass" can cause one's leg to be stuck?

The dog hurt himself going after a cat.  It's lamentable, but tough shiat.  You have a stupid, clumsy dog.  It's not your fault.  My last pet died of cancer.  Sometimes things die.  It sucks, but it's usually not anyone's fault.

Oh wait, this dog didn't even die.  And WTF is a "Cavalier King Charles Spaniel"?  That sounds like a made-up breed.
 
2014-07-28 01:10:57 AM  

gfid: ginandbacon: Well if they don't maintain the property and didn't respond after complaints were made, they should face some consequences. They're lucky it wasn't a kid.

Ok, but can you explain to me how "long grass" can cause one's leg to be stuck?

The dog hurt himself going after a cat.  It's lamentable, but tough shiat.  You have a stupid, clumsy dog.  It's not your fault.  My last pet died of cancer.  Sometimes things die.  It sucks, but it's usually not anyone's fault.

Oh wait, this dog didn't even die.  And WTF is a "Cavalier King Charles Spaniel"?  That sounds like a made-up breed.


If you don't keep green areas maintained, things grow. The grass gets long but so do vines and shrubs. The Council's job is to keep the property clean and safe. It's really not that hard. 

A Cavalier King Charles is a spaniel with a kind of curly coat but with the flattened stop bred out if it so it more closely resembles the one Charles II had.
 
2014-07-28 01:13:04 AM  

JesseL: 1. Dog wasn't on a leash? STFU & GTFO.
2. Pet insurance is cheap. If you can't afford it, you probably can't afford a pet.
3. That is a very unfortunate case of a person and their dog sharing the same visage.


4. The dog is standing, unaided, in the photos. That's not a surgical back to begin with, that's a strict cage rest with anti-inflammatories back... and he's outside without a leash, which is most definitely a violation of the activity restrictions needed for a disc issue.

5. Catching a leg on something is *really* unlikely to lead to a blown disc.  It was most likely weakened cartilage that picked that moment to cause an issue anyway. I've had patients who went into their crate at night and couldn't walk out the next morning - it just happens, and there's no way to say the grass was definitely at fault.

6. 5,000 pounds is what, 7000 US?  You need a different vet, unless things are vastly different over there. That's a 1700-3000$ US surgery here depending on where you go. (I have come across places that end up costing more than 5k, but that is hideous overcharging).

7. Repeat of #1 above - any injury that happens to your animal off-leash that would have been prevented by it being on-leash is entirely your own fault.


gfid:
Oh wait, this dog didn't even die.  And WTF is a "Cavalier King Charles Spaniel"?  That sounds like a made-up breed.

They're real, and can be pretty adorable and cute.  However, with inbreeding these days, it's a minor miracle if they don't have a heart murmur by 5-6 years old or so (among the usual spaniel-breed issues with ears and allergies).
 
2014-07-28 01:14:12 AM  

mikaloyd: MorteDiem: I wish to sue that biatch. Her unleashed dog severely traumatized my cat. I'm sure his therapy will require thousands of pounds of treatment.

Good luck with that. shes on the dole



The cat owner should get every cent the dog owner manages to bogus sue for.
 
2014-07-28 01:20:14 AM  
if this is real please nuke everyone involved
 
2014-07-28 01:20:59 AM  

ginandbacon: If you don't keep green areas maintained, things grow. The grass gets long but so do vines and shrubs. The Council's job is to keep the property clean and safe. It's really not that hard.


Yeah, whatever.   This is why we can't have nice things.  Too many people like you are too worried that the grass is short enough to golf on.

A Cavalier King Charles is a spaniel with a kind of curly coat but with the flattened stop bred out if it so it more closely resembles the one Charles II had.

Who the fark is Charles II?
 
2014-07-28 01:25:43 AM  
Also from tfa "Mrs Richardson last worked 18 years ago as a cleaner in a hotel but had to leave the job due to mental health issues. " Huh? What kind of mental health issues makes cleaning things impossible (besides "having to work makes me sad")? You're so severely disabled that "night janitor" is beyond your  mental capabilities?

Curious, if any Limey Farkers have the answer -  what kind of standards do you need to meet to get the free house/stipend-for-life benefits that so many subjects of Mail articles seem to have?
 
2014-07-28 01:27:19 AM  

Solty Dog: I have a cunning plan.

What if everyone on earth sued one other person on earth for the exact same amount. Equal distribution the liberals want, while lawyers get richer like the republicans want.


I'm suing you for trying to sue me.
 
2014-07-28 01:28:12 AM  
Hmm, wasnt this an episode of Shameless?
 
2014-07-28 01:29:08 AM  
City governments get up everyone else's ass pretty quick when something isn't right with their property so I don't feel sorry for them at all in this case.  I hope she wins.
 
2014-07-28 01:35:44 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: Also from tfa "Mrs Richardson last worked 18 years ago as a cleaner in a hotel but had to leave the job due to mental health issues. " Huh? What kind of mental health issues makes cleaning things impossible (besides "having to work makes me sad")? You're so severely disabled that "night janitor" is beyond your  mental capabilities?

Curious, if any Limey Farkers have the answer -  what kind of standards do you need to meet to get the free house/stipend-for-life benefits that so many subjects of Mail articles seem to have?


I was sort of wondering that too.  Can I immigrate and get benefits?

Hi Britain, I'm here from America and I'd like to request political asylum.

On what grounds?

I'm too crazy to clean hotel rooms.

Okay, well come on in, here's your welfare cheque.
 
2014-07-28 01:38:27 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: gfid: Oh wait, this dog didn't even die.  And WTF is a "Cavalier King Charles Spaniel"?  That sounds like a made-up breed.

They're real, and can be pretty adorable and cute.  However, with inbreeding these days, it's a minor miracle if they don't have a heart murmur by 5-6 years old or so (among the usual spaniel-breed issues with ears and allergies).


Don't forget the Syringomyelia.

http://pedigreedoghealth.org/cavalier-king-charles-spaniels-and-syri ng omyelia-sm/
 
2014-07-28 01:48:19 AM  

Mantour: ginandbacon: Well if they don't maintain the property and didn't respond after complaints were made, they should face some consequences. They're lucky it wasn't a kid.

Bingo!

Just like the Macdonald's "hot coffee" case, the council may have been negligent to do anything after receiving numerous complains. If that's the case then they deserve whatever the court will give as punishment .


Bullshiat. A pet isn't a person. Damages should be capped at replacement value of the property.
 
2014-07-28 02:12:54 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: Also from tfa "Mrs Richardson last worked 18 years ago as a cleaner in a hotel but had to leave the job due to mental health issues. " Huh? What kind of mental health issues makes cleaning things impossible (besides "having to work makes me sad")? You're so severely disabled that "night janitor" is beyond your  mental capabilities?

Curious, if any Limey Farkers have the answer -  what kind of standards do you need to meet to get the free house/stipend-for-life benefits that so many subjects of Mail articles seem to have?


In the past, lazy and (generally) with a young child was enough. For the last few years, the government has been working towards the "you can work so get a farking job" model a bit.

There's a huge housing shortage in the UK but successive governments have failed to do anything about it. And by "do", I mean simply getting out of the way to let others build the houses, obviously.
 
2014-07-28 02:28:30 AM  

JesseL: 1. Dog wasn't on a leash? STFU & GTFO.


...and we're done here. Charge him a much bigger fine than he's suing for and it's overwith.
 
2014-07-28 02:40:14 AM  

gfid: Cavalier King Charles Spanie


Oh, it's just a breed of spaniel that originated in the 18th century, that's all.
 
2014-07-28 03:06:08 AM  
Aren't Spaniels bred to hop through tall grass?
 
2014-07-28 03:16:05 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Aren't Spaniels bred to hop through tall grass?


This one is on disability much like it's owner so it can't.
 
2014-07-28 04:43:45 AM  

JesseL: 1. Dog wasn't on a leash? STFU & GTFO.
2. Pet insurance is cheap. If you can't afford it, you probably can't afford a pet.
3. That is a very unfortunate case of a person and their dog sharing the same visage.


I live in a rural mountain area where people ignore the leash laws time and time again, thinking it's beneficial to let their dogs roam free when out for a walk (which is stupid, because for one reason they are prone to take off chasing critters---skunk, elk, mountain lions, etc. which can hurt them).  One early morning while it was still dark I was backing my car up our driveway which is on a steep slope and hit a dog that was taking a crap.  I got out to see what the commotion was---it seemed to be ok other than screaming a lot---and found the owner checking it over in the top of my driveway.  I asked if ithe dog was ok, and the owner said, "well if she isn't, I know where you live to send you the vet bill."  Wtf?

So we argued back and forth a bit, me explaining that his dog was unleashed and on my private property, he still thinking that I was completely responsible for any injuries that might have happened because my "car was a weapon" and dogs are "meant to run free and it's up to you to watch out for them."  Whatever.  I told him to sue me, and he said, "Oh, I will."

It's been a couple of years, and I felt bad about hitting the dog, but geez.  It wasn't like this guy was a 20-something.  He was definitely middle-aged and had absolutely no sense of personal responsibility whatsoever.  Never heard back from him though I watch out for him when I see people walking their dogs.  Guess he's avoiding my road.

/Thank you Judge Judy
 
2014-07-28 04:53:46 AM  

Russ1642: Snarfangel: So *that's* where our lawyers went.

Sorry about that, England. I turned around, and they were gone!

/no backsies.

I believe even Shakespeare said he wanted to kill all the lawyers.


I believe you misunderstand the quote.
 
2014-07-28 05:00:15 AM  
Who the hell is falling for this BS? It's the Daily Mail. The average Mail "journalist" makes Sarah Palin look like the epitome of fair and unbiased opinion. Can we please just ignore them until they go away?
 
2014-07-28 06:42:49 AM  

Russ1642: Story sounds fake.


It's the Daily Mail, so I'd have doubts that there's even dogs in England.
 
2014-07-28 07:13:36 AM  
A dog hurts itself when running through grass?  It's being kept alive why?  Darwin wants a dog, can't this lady see this.
 
2014-07-28 07:28:11 AM  

MorteDiem: I wish to sue that biatch. Her unleashed dog severely traumatized my cat. I'm sure his therapy will require thousands of pounds of treatment.


Your cat shouldn't even be outside at all.
 
2014-07-28 07:29:32 AM  

Solty Dog: I have a cunning plan.

What if everyone on earth sued one other person on earth for the exact same amount. Equal distribution the liberals want, while lawyers get richer like the republicans want.


This trolling is made of shiat and failure.
 
2014-07-28 07:33:36 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Russ1642: Story sounds fake.

It's the Daily Mail, so I'd have doubts that there's even dogs in England.


They're here.  And they shiat everywhere.
 
2014-07-28 07:35:05 AM  

hamfast gamgee: They're here. And they shiat everywhere.


And likely worse things:
amultiverse.com
 
2014-07-28 07:36:02 AM  

Attila the Mom: JesseL: 1. Dog wasn't on a leash? STFU & GTFO.
2. Pet insurance is cheap. If you can't afford it, you probably can't afford a pet.
3. That is a very unfortunate case of a person and their dog sharing the same visage.

I live in a rural mountain area where people ignore the leash laws time and time again, thinking it's beneficial to let their dogs roam free when out for a walk (which is stupid, because for one reason they are prone to take off chasing critters---skunk, elk, mountain lions, etc. which can hurt them).  One early morning while it was still dark I was backing my car up our driveway which is on a steep slope and hit a dog that was taking a crap.  I got out to see what the commotion was---it seemed to be ok other than screaming a lot---and found the owner checking it over in the top of my driveway.  I asked if ithe dog was ok, and the owner said, "well if she isn't, I know where you live to send you the vet bill."  Wtf?

So we argued back and forth a bit, me explaining that his dog was unleashed and on my private property, he still thinking that I was completely responsible for any injuries that might have happened because my "car was a weapon" and dogs are "meant to run free and it's up to you to watch out for them."  Whatever.  I told him to sue me, and he said, "Oh, I will."

It's been a couple of years, and I felt bad about hitting the dog, but geez.  It wasn't like this guy was a 20-something.  He was definitely middle-aged and had absolutely no sense of personal responsibility whatsoever.  Never heard back from him though I watch out for him when I see people walking their dogs.  Guess he's avoiding my road.

/Thank you Judge Judy


I'm thinking northern Colorado?
 
2014-07-28 07:44:57 AM  

mongbiohazard: Solty Dog: I have a cunning plan.

What if everyone on earth sued one other person on earth for the exact same amount. Equal distribution the liberals want, while lawyers get richer like the republicans want.

This trolling is made of shiat and failure.


It's also called a joke.

Lighten up Francis.
 
2014-07-28 07:50:18 AM  
Quick, call my lawyer

mysplint.com
 
2014-07-28 08:28:20 AM  
Aren't pets considered to be property and so the maximum you can sue someone for is the cash value of a replacement animal of the same breed?

I mean - assuming you have a valid case to start with, which it doesn't sound like this woman does.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-28 08:36:36 AM  
Target Builder

Your question just came up in a Massachusetts case. The law here says you can sue for reasonable vet bills even if they are greater than the actual cash value of your dog. Massachusetts Law Libraries blog explains.
 
2014-07-28 08:36:39 AM  
That dog looks fat and old. The Spaniel looks out of shape too.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-07-28 08:39:10 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: 7. Repeat of #1 above - any injury that happens to your animal off-leash that would have been prevented by it being on-leash is entirely your own fault.


With that said, though, don't forget that lots of back injuries and cruciate tears occur from simply going about daily life in the owner's home or on the owner's private property in general. Should people also start suing the appropriate parties when their dogs are injured during (most likely out-of-control) play at dog parks?
 
2014-07-28 08:47:51 AM  
Not just in America. Who'd have thunkit?
 
2014-07-28 08:51:53 AM  
Great Britain has gone (a little? Quite?) mad on compensation culture. The link below is to a story about an Indian family of four who have been given council housing in a £1.8 million house in Kensington. The article also lists other examples of similar cases.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154332/Islington-council-ho us es-family-benefits-1-8-MILLION-property--access-private-basketball-cou rt.html
 
2014-07-28 08:57:20 AM  

Russ1642: Snarfangel: So *that's* where our lawyers went.

Sorry about that, England. I turned around, and they were gone!

/no backsies.

I believe even Shakespeare said he wanted to kill all the lawyers.


And look at what happened to Jack Cade.
 
2014-07-28 08:58:22 AM  

Solty Dog: I have a cunning plan.

What if everyone on earth sued one other person on earth for the exact same amount. Equal distribution the liberals want, while lawyers get richer like the republicans want.


Lawyer lobby is on the democrat aisle...
 
2014-07-28 09:03:10 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: Also from tfa "Mrs Richardson last worked 18 years ago as a cleaner in a hotel but had to leave the job due to mental health issues. " Huh? What kind of mental health issues makes cleaning things impossible (besides "having to work makes me sad")? You're so severely disabled that "night janitor" is beyond your  mental capabilities?

Curious, if any Limey Farkers have the answer -  what kind of standards do you need to meet to get the free house/stipend-for-life benefits that so many subjects of Mail articles seem to have?


The largest gain in claims for disability are now mental diseases. Most common in America is anxiety disorder. Disability lawyers train their clients on what to say. Taxpayers pay lawyers for every successful claim. Judges get bonuses for number of resolved cases. It is much quicker to approve a claim than reject. Some judges have over a 90% approval rate.

This is why disability claims have doubled as work has gotten less demanding. Amazing system.
 
2014-07-28 09:03:20 AM  

MyRandomName: Solty Dog: I have a cunning plan.

What if everyone on earth sued one other person on earth for the exact same amount. Equal distribution the liberals want, while lawyers get richer like the republicans want.

Lawyer lobby is on the democrat aisle...


Tell us again how it took 3 years of investigation to uncover Watergate, and that's why the Benghazi investigation is so important.
 
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