I'm surprised that the doctor you originally took your daughter to didn't report the bite. Your friend needs to make a claim with her insurance company and she needs to do it quickly since if she waits too long they may refuse the claim. You should speak with a local attorney so that s/he can deal with the insurance company - if you do it you may let your friendship get in the way of getting the best settlement from the company. The Florida Bar Association can give you a referral: www.flabar.org/
I agree with my colleagues - speak with your insurance agent and also have your lease reviewed by a local attorney. I just want to add that it doesn't matter what type of dog it is - anyone can sue anybody for anything, so you need to be sure you are protected.
A dog's owner is liable for any damage done by their dog.
By your account, the dog was not on a leash and/or was not under the immediate control of it's owner, and was actively pursuing the person even though the person did not want the dog near him/her, so, yes, the dog's owner in this scenario is liable for the broken leg.
It is not up to the dog's owner to determine what would be a "positive experience" for anyone. That's one of the most ludicrous things I've ever heard.
I am going to be blunt: you are not going to get your dog back. First, it will be your word against his that he agreed to give you the dog back after 2 years, which makes no sense, and the fact that you paid nothing towards the dog's keep during this time is not in your favor. Second, the police are going to tell you that this is a civil matter meaning you will have to sue him and you will have to sue him in Georgia and that is going to be expensive and time consuming, Third, if you sue him he...
I agree that there are too many facts in dispute to really advise you, other than to say that you should notify your homeowner's insurance carrier of the claim, but make sure that you tell them (in writing) that you dispute the claim and that you do not want the matter settled. For claims of this type it is generally less expensive for an insurer to make an offer in settlement rather than go to court. If you ultimately agree to a settlement, make sure the settlement is clear that the payment is...
You need to speak with a local attorney since there may be more parties to this suit than just the dog's owner and there are too many missing facts to really advise you. The State Bar of California can give you a referral: www.calbar.ca.gov/
Yes, you can. It is not your neighbor's responsibility to keep YOUR horse out of its yard. The fact that the horse is blind makes YOUR obligation to protect both the horse and your neighbor's even greater.
Your family member should never have gone to court on her own for such a serious charge. You have limited time to appeal - you need to contact a local attorney ASAP. Your local and state bar associations can give you a referral.