Monthly Archives: March 2011

Pet Litigation: A Real Dogfight

This article was originally published in the New York Law Journal.

By Victor M. Metsch and Eliot H. Zuckerman

Cats and Dogs in the Courts

Disputes under the “Pet Law” – about the right to keep animals in multiple dwellings – are both ubiquitous and hard fought through motions, trials and appeals.  Three such cases were decided by the Appellate Term, First Department, on December 30, 2010.  And last year saw many other cases determining the right to keep dogs in rental apartments and residential cooperatives and condominiums. Continue reading