Monday, March 16, 2009

Barking up the right tree? Mediation proving a useful tool in some animal cases

According to an article in today's USA Today, neighborly - and not-so-neighborly - disputes over barking dogs are on the rise in the U.S.. And unlike the morass that usually accompanies a biting incident (see two posts down), these disputes are apparently finding successful resolution in mediation in growing numbers.

Thanks to colleague Lin Hanson for the heads-up on this story!

1 comment:

Sandra Upchurch said...

I have not read the article but my years as a local government attorney lead me to believe that it must be true. Behind every good animal dispute is a facsinating and sometimes complicated neigbhorhood feud just begging to be ironed out.

Sandra C. Upchurch
Mediation Counsel
Upchurch Watson White and Max