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The Dog Has The Better Case

"It's not a dog and cat fight, and I'll show you proof of that," Richard Espinosa said in his opening statement.

Since a pet story appeared here on Friday, I thought I'd do a follow-up story. You know, that Pulitizer Prize stuff on series of articles.

Three years ago, Espinosa went to the library with his assistance dog, Kimba, a Labrador. When they entered, the library cat, L.C., attacked Kimba and scratched the dog. Espinosa, who is representing himself, sued the County of San Diego for $1.5 million. In the beginning of trial, after the Judge threw out his federal causes of action for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act Espinosa reduced his claim to $15,000.

The Judge had earlier denied Espinosa's Motion for Summary Judgment.

Now, it's just a question of whether the jury will award Espinosa some scratch for Kimba's scratch. Highly unlikely, and what a waste of time.

To quote the San Diego Trib: "One man, who was not picked as a juror, said he didn't have any reason to be biased in the case but told the judge he had another concern.

'I wish it was the dog suing the cat,' the man joked. 'We've all used the word 'frivolous,' but I think the dog has a real case.'"

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