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What's Your Take: Do Pets Have a "Subjective Value?"

What's Your Take: Do Pets Have a "Subjective Value?"

After nearly three years of litigation (!), the case of Dexter has come to an end. When Doreen Houseman and Eric Dare ended their relationship in May 2006, a New Jersey court ruled Eric could keep their pug since it was in his possession at the time. However, earlier this year, an appeals panel reversed the decision saying the judge neglected to consider the dog's "subjective value", making him more like a family heirloom or work of art that cannot simply be awarded to one party for a face-value payment — Doreen received $1,500 — no one can measure Dexter's exact worth.

Now the pup will rotate every five weeks between the homes of the separated couple — do you agree with the "subjective value" decision overturning the custody ruling?

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