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Oregon “Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,”


“Oregon Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs, by Martha Neil, ABA Journal News, April 16, 2015

An Oregon jury has awarded nearly $240,000 to a Rogue River couple who said they had to listen to their neighbors’ dogs constant barking for over a decade.

Plaintiffs Dale and Debra Krein said in the Jackson County suit that John Updegraff and Karen Szewc began breeding Tibetan mastiffs in 2002. After that, the giant dogs began barking around 5 a.m. and continued all day, the Kreins contended. They said their neighbors did not attempt to keep the dogs quiet even after the two were cited more than a decade ago by county authorities for creating a nuisance, reports the Medford Mail Tribune….[Link to ABA article.]

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  1. Bret says:

    Man, can I empathize! The wife and I were in escrow for a month for a new house. During that time I went over to our house to be during the day, at night, on weekends, weekdays – all hours of the day to see what it might be like living there. Not once did I hear a dog bark. THE DAY AFTER escrow closed, the three dogs behind our house, the two to the right and the two to the left and the two kitty-corner back left sang the #%$!@#^@#% hallelujah chorus and haven’t stopped in four years.

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