Torts Keyed to Epstein
Marsalis v. LaSalle
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Plaintiff was bitten or scratched by Defendant minor son’s Siamese cat. Plaintiff requested that Defendant keep the cat under observation for fourteen days until it could be determined whether the animal was rabid. Defendant agreed to do so. If the cat were allowed to wander around the neighborhood, Plaintiff would never know if she had rabies without undergoing traumatic tests. Four or five days later, the cat escaped when Defendant and some of her friends were exiting the basement. The cat was gone for about a month and its whereabouts were unknown. Upon returning home the animal gave no evidence of ever being infected. In the meantime, Plaintiff had undergone extensive treatment, including several injections. Plaintiff sued for personal injuries, seeking reimbursement of the cost of medical treatment. Plaintiff received judgment. Defendant appealed.
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