Internal Memo Regarding The Dog Bite Case No.

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To: Attorney Toscano
From: Natasha Jagdeo
Date: 21 April 2017
Re: Woods v. Walker Case No. 2017-CA-004592-O

Internal Memorandum

Facts: This memo is regarding the dog bite case against Luke Woods. Our client, Karen Walker is the owner of a 4 (four) year old pug named Bean, who weighs approximately ten (10) pounds. Bean has never bitten a human before. Luke Woods, who is 20 (twenty) years old lives at home with his parents and operates a lawn care service in the neighborhood. Luke and Bean have known each other for a long time and always played with each other in the past. On Thursday, February 16, 2017, around 5 o’clock pm Ms. Walker was inside her house during her usual chores and from her window she had saw Luke playing fetch …show more content…

v. Stickney, 450 So. 2d 1111 (Fla. 1984) Stickney, customer of Belcher Yacht, Inc. took some of his friends out for a fishing trip with his boat. After, boarding the boat, Stickney noticed his keys were missing. He went to go see if had left them behind with the security guard, Herner. As Stickney came up to the guardhouse, Duke the dog was nearby, bristled and growled at Stickney. Herner came out from the guardhouse and grabbed the dog by the collar, and smacked him on the rear. Duke did not do anything back but, sit behind Herner quitely. Stickney then scared Herner causing the dog to get scared too, which then Duke bit Stickney in the crotch leaving severe testicle injuries. A “Beware of Dog” sign was clearly posted on the front fence of the premise. This case is in comparison to Ms. Walker’s case because when the alleged victim did an act to provoke the dog, causing the dog to take action into protecting itself. According to the Florida Statute pertaining to this case, the sign must say “Bad Dog” not “Beware of Dog” even though the two signs have a different writing, they both mean the same thing. However, Ms. Walker’s sign reads “I can make it to the gate in three seconds, can you?” The court might take the sign as a little humor instead of a warning sign. Ms. Walker’s sign does not even mention a dog, the sign could be talking about a human. Also, Stickney was on Belcher Yacht’s property has a tenant not a trespasser. According to the statute his …show more content…

Huie, 654 So. 2d 116 (Fla. 1995) Huie is an employee at the Ormond Pet and Kennel Club where she bathes, grooms, feeds, helps exercise, and medicate the animals at the kennel. Huie was acquainted with the dog named Duke who was a new member for a little over a month now. One afternoon while Huie was walking Duke, Duke jumps on Huie’s chest and arms. Huie says “no, off” and steps back. Duke then drops to the ground. When Huie turns to leave, Duke jumps on her back and bites her on the back, right arm, and shoulder. Huie knows that Duke has never behaved in an unfriendly or unusual manner. This case is similar to Ms. Walker’s case because Luke has known Bean for more than a year and has bonded a lot to form a relation with one another. If a dog has known a human for a long period of time, it is unlikely for that dog to act out unless, the dog was harrass. Some dogs are too young or too innocent to know the wrongfulness of biting a

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