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Negligence – Damage Award – Special Damages – Loose Dogs (access required)

Although plaintiff’s $30,000 jury award in this negligence action against a neighbor whose loose dogs knocked down plaintiff in her own driveway was only $2,532 greater than plaintiff’s special damages, a Fairfax Circuit Court says that Bowers v. Sprouse does not require a new trial for plaintiff. In Bowers, the Virginia Supreme Court held that a ...