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Court nixes lawsuit from woman injured while rescuing dog

A woman who says she suffered serious injuries while trying to save her neighbors' dog from a canal can't sue the pooch's owners.

Associated Press

Jun 14, 2022, 9:43 AM

Updated 735 days ago

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A woman who says she suffered serious injuries while trying to save her neighbors' dog from a canal can't sue the pooch's owners.
New Jersey's Supreme Court on Monday rejected Ann Samolyk's claims that laws that allow legal action for injuries suffered in a rescue of a person who put themselves in peril can apply to property as well.
In her lawsuit, Samolyk alleged she suffered neurological damage after jumping into the canal in Lacey Township at the New Jersey shore in 2017 to save the dog after she heard someone call for help.
The dog was unharmed.


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