How courts approach damages issues regarding pets.

1) What is a “tort”?
2) What is usually meant by the word “damages..? Is this system of awarding damages for various reasons a good system for preventing, reducing or deterring harm to animals? Why or why not? 3) What is “FMV” or “fair market value”? What goes into calculating it? 4) One alternative valuation is “intrinsic value.” What is this and is it a preferable alternative to FMV? Why or why not? (Make an argument, using reasons from the text.)
5) Your Opinion: How should courts handle valuations, should it be according to the (court-made) common law or should statutes be enacted directing damage calculations and bases for awards?











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