(Closed) Dress destroyed – I want the money to have it replaced

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Post # 196
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2014 posts
Buzzing bee

gingerminty:  Are you on your phone? It normally has a different layout to desktop.

Post # 198
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

gingerminty:  I would ABSOLUTLY insist that they replace it. Without a doubt. I HATE dogs and I think people ar eusper inconsiderate with their animals. Legally, people are liabile for the damage their pets inflict. If they want to keep wild animals and bring htem where they ar enot welcome these are the results. I am currently studying the law and liability and they should definitly pay. My in laws have 4 dogs and they know i hate them and it is their decision to have those animals so any inconvenience caused is their responsibility and I dont feel bad.

 

The person above asks if htey are financially well off. Who cares? Thats not your problem. The dog was their choice and as I have already said they ar eliable. If they want to own a pet they need to be financially prepared for the consequences.

Post # 199
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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Post # 200
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1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Atalanta:  I agree it’s a different case, but I know this friend well enough to know she would be holding a grudge for a long time and would refuse to ever come over again due to the behavior of a 8 lb puppy. But yes, she knew and didn’t listen, way different than the OP story. 

Post # 201
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12217 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

The  fact that OP has a lot more money than Brother-In-Law and SIL or spent a lot on a wedding dress is irrelevant and does not in any way mean the SIL and Brother-In-Law should have safely assumed they did not have to make any effort. It was up  to OP to say, no, that’s not necessary. SIL could have said she would make it up when she could, she could have offered to chip in a little now and more later. Had they at least offered, OP could have certainly taken their finances into account and turned them down. 

I think OP mostly had issue with the entitled behavior, which I completely understand.  I do think there is likely some counting of the OP’s money going on on, which is inappropriate. 

However, this seems resolved now, so I would not dwell on it further. 

Post # 202
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

annabanana85:  Why would she not owe the $400 if she spilt wine on the dress? 

Post # 203
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40 posts
Newbee

kanlink:  1. Dogs are not wild animals, they are domesticated.<br /><br />2. The dog was welcome at the house by the owners. The OP does not live in that house, therefore she has no say on whether the dog is welcome or not.<br /><br />The dog did not injure her, and therefore liability does not apply. The dog owners only have a societal responsibility to replace her dress.<br /><br /><br />

Post # 204
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ILikeYourGenes:  Liability does appl ybecause it destroyed another persons proprty.

They are absolutly disgusting wild animals and that is evident in the fact that it destroyed her dress and was not able to be controlled not to do so.

Whether or not it is a wild animal it is their pet and it destroyed someone elses property. They are liable. The same would apply if it was a child.

 

Post # 205
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ILikeYourGenes:  From the Canadian Insurance Institute.

Post # 206
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12217 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Legalities have no real relevance to this conversation unless OP and her H have decided he wants nothing more to do with his brother and wife. I’m actually fairly confident OP would prevail in a court of law. However, OP is clearly  not interested in  being the kind of person to sue a sibling over an accident with a dress, even if it was an accident that should and could have been totally avoided. 

Post # 207
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Holy hell, never thought I’d see 14 pages and 205+ posts about a damaged dress.

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