Matt Loving obtains a direct verdict in a veterinary malpractice case in Collin County, Texas. This case involves allegations of negligence by veterinary clinic and one of their esteemed veterinarians for the alleged mishandling of Plaintiff’s dog, who escaped from a veterinary technician, ran away, and was missing for less than 24 hours before being found by a local husky rescue group. Plaintiff sought $20,000.00 to compensate the efforts of this volunteer group. As part of a negligence claim under Texas law, a plaintiff must claim damages they are entitled to receive, which also requires that a Plaintiff have standing to sue. Because the Plaintiff in this case pleaded in court that the damages he sought were to compensate the efforts of other volunteers, the judge dismissed his claims as a matter of law and granted the Defendants in this case a directed verdict because the Plaintiff had no standing to sue or receive compensation on behalf of the volunteers.
Attorney: Matt Loving