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rare photograph of his deceased mother is an article which has sentimental value principally, or pretium affectionis.”).

23. Mieske, 593 P.2d at 1310.

31. 461 N.E.2d 712, 719-23.

24. Id. at 1311.

32. Id. at 714.

25. Id. (quoting Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (1963)).

33. Id. at 719.

26. Strickland v. Medlen, 397 S.W.3d 184, 185-86 (2013).

35. Id. at 720.

27. Edmonds, 563 F. Supp. 2d at 203; see also Furlan v. Rayan Photo Works, 12 N.Y.S.2d 921, 171 Misc. 839, 840-41 (Mun. Ct. 1939) (denying recovery for sentimental damages for mutilation of only photo of deceased mother). 28. First Nat’l Bank v. Acra, 462 N.E.2d 1345, 1350 (Ind. Ct. App. 1984) (citation and formatting omitted), reh’g denied. 29. Charlie Stuart Oldsmobile, Inc. v. Smith, 171 Ind. App. 315, 325, 357 N.E.2d 247, 253 (1976), modified on reh’g, 175 Ind. App. 1, 369 N.E.2d 947 (1977), trans. denied. 30. See, e.g., Thomason v. Hackney & Moale Co., 74 S.E. 1022 (N.C. 1912) (“It has been held that the sentimental value of property, the ‘pretium affectionis’ as it is called, cannot be recovered as compensation for the destruction or conversion of such property.”); Furlan, 171 Misc. at 840 (“Plaintiff ’s

34. Id. 36. Id. (emphasis in original). 37. Id. at 721-22 (citations omitted). 38. 685 N.E.2d 1083. 39. Id. at 1088-89. 40. Mitchell v. Mitchell, 695 N.E.2d 920, 925 (Ind. 1998). 41. Sherman v. Kissinger, 195 P.3d 539, 548-49 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008). 42. See id. at 549. 43. Bond v. A.H. Belo Corp., 602 S.W.2d 105, 108-10 (Tex. App.1980) (citing Brown v. Frontier Theaters, Inc., 369 S.W.2d 299 (Tex. 1963)). 44. See, e.g., id. (finding entitlement to sentimental value even when market value was $2,500). 45. Seminole Pipeline Co. v. Broad Leaf Partners, Inc., 979 S.W.2d 730, 754 (Tex. App. 1998).

46. Carye v. Boca Raton Hotel & Club Ltd. P’ship, 676 So. 2d 1020, 1021-22 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1996); accord Champlin v. Corrections Corp. of Am., Inc., No. 5:08cv76-RS-AK, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48994, at *20-21, 2008 WL 2686189 (N.D. Fla. June 26, 2008); see also John W. Reis, “Measure of Damages in Property Loss Cases,” 76 Fla. Bar J. 32, 36-37 (Oct. 2002) 47. Campins v. Capels, 461 N.E.2d 712, 720 n.1 (Ind. Ct. App. 1984) (citing Jensen v. Chicago & Western Indiana R.R. Co., 419 N.E.2d 578 (Ill. App. Ct. 1998); Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. v. Board, 118 S.W.2d 996 (Tex. Civ. App. 1938); McCurdy v. Union Pacific R.R. Co., 413 P.2d 617 (Wash. 1966)), reh’g denied. 48. Id. at 722. 49. Id. at 721 (citations omitted). 50. Lachenman v. Stice, 838 N.E.2d 451, 465-68 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005), reh’g denied, trans. denied. 51. Campins, 461 N.E.2d at 720 (citing Fla. Pub. Utils. Co. v. Wester, 150 Fla. 378, 7 So.2d 788 (1942)). Florida courts have also relied upon Campins without distinguishing it from the Florida view. See Carye, 676 So.2d at 1021-22 (citing Campins, 461 N.E.2d at 720 n.1); Champlin, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48994, at *19 & *21. 52. Liddle v. Clark, No. 49A04-1707-MI-1662, 2018 Ind. App. LEXIS 257, at *13, 2018 WL 3520797 (Ind. Ct. App. July 23, 2018), petition for trans. filed. 53. Tim Wall, “Millennials Led U.S. Pet Ownership to 84.6 Million in 2016; 68 Percent of American Households Now Own a Pet,” PetFoodIndustry.com (Apr. 7, 2017), available at www.petfoodindustry. com/articles/6386-millennials-led-us-pet-ownership-to-846-million-in-2016. 54. Jankoski v. Preiser Animal Hosp., Ltd., 510 N.E.2d 1084, 1086-87 (Ill. App. Ct. 1987). 55. Id. at 1085-87. 56. Sherman v. Kissinger, 195 P.3d 539, 546-49 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008). 57. Id. at 548-49. 58. Id. 59. Id. at 549. It merits note that mutts may be of a type without an existing market from which to ascertain a value. See Brousseau v. Rosenthal, 443 N.Y.S.2d 285, 286 (Civ. Ct. 1980) (“Ms. Brousseau’s dog was a gift and a mixed breed and thus had no ascertainable market value[.]”) 60. Brousseau, 443 N.Y.S.2d at 286; see also Gerald L. Eichinger, “Veterinary Medicine: External Pressures on an Insular Profession and How Those Pressures Threaten to Change Current Malpractice Jurisprudence,” 67 Mont. L. Rev. 231, 243-44 (2006) (discussing Brousseau). 61. Id. at 287 (quoting Stettner v. Graubard, 368 N.Y.S.2d 683, 685 (Town Ct. 1975)) (quotation marks omitted). 62. Gluckman v. Am. Airlines, 844 F. Supp. 151, 158 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) (rejecting adherence to Brousseau); Mitchell v. Heinrichs, 27 P.3d 309, 313 n.20 (Alaska 2001) (same); Kaufman v. Langhofer, 222 P.3d 272, 277-80 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2009) (same); Pickford v.

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