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Organizer: The lexus project Beneficiary: The Lexus Project

Phineas, a loving and family Labrador retriever is sentenced to be killed because he bit a child who fell on the child he lived with in a protective manner, but he did not break the skin,

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From the owner of Phineas "
"Our dog was on a tie out in our back yard when a neighbor's child entered the yard uninvited.  She fell and in so doing, knocked down our daughter.  Our dog went to the defense of our daughter and with open mouth, grabbed the side of the uninvited child, possibly to pull her off, but not in a vicious manner.  The bite bruised the child but did not even break the skin.  I saw it as soon as it happened.  A complaint by the parents of the alleged bitten child was filed with the city, our dog was confiscated on June 22, 2012 and has been held now for more than nine months.  We retained an attorney to get our dog back but she was inexperienced and in the end, the courts still wanted Phineas to be euthanized.  Our dog is NOT vicious, he is a kind and loving yellow Lab. In April 2013, we asked The Lexus Project to help Phineas."








As with all TLP cases, if there are funds left over after the case is over, we will use the funds to jump start new cases and or to help dogs with medical conditions  so that they can be adopted. All money goes to the dogs.
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10/25/2013
by The lexus project
We are happy that Phineas has been exonerated. We will be much more enthusiastic when it's proven that Phineas is alive and well. 
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05/18/2013
by The lexus project
May 18, 2013 The question was raised that, if the papers have already been filed, why have we reopened the chip in. We are presently following two different, though complementary, litigation strategies. There is a Writ of Habeas Corpus that is returnable next week before Judge ____________. Based upon the numerous posts regarding his past exploits and being a charter member of the Thieves, Cronies and Good Old Boys Network (TCGOBN) that seem to substitute in this part of Missouri for honest public servants, we are not overly optimistic or hopeful that he will get right, which will then necessitate an appeal (and filing fees, Westlaw/Lexis research expense and the costs to print briefs). We are also appealing the initial determination (with a real Appellate Court that is not part of the TCGOBN and does seem to be getting it right, which will also requireWestlaw/Lexis research expense and the costs to print briefs. In addition, there is the possibility that the bite is not the dogs, which will require experts to analyze the bite and write a reportand then testify, if we can get a new hearing based upon the fraud and perjured testimony. The experts alone can cost $10,000, and that doesn’t include the expenses entailed in the legal maneuvers to get the Court to consider it. Beyond that, there is a reasonable basis for a Federal Declaratory Judgment action and a 1983 Civil Rights Action, both of which will require the payment of filing fees, process servers,Westlaw/Lexis research expense and the various attorney’s out of pocket expenses. Unfortunately, Salem seems intent on going bankrupt in order to kill Phineas rather than negotiate a fair settlement, so we have little choice but to ramp up our attackand follow all available avenues of litigation available. While a win in any one of them can end this, we never know in advance which, if any, will work
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05/18/2013
by The lexus project
May 18, 2013 The question was raised that, if the papers have already been filed, why have we reopened the chip in. We are presently following two different, though complementary, litigation strategies. There is a Writ of Habeas Corpus that is returnable next week before Judge ____________. Based upon the numerous posts regarding his past exploits and being a charter member of the Thieves, Cronies and Good Old Boys Network (TCGOBN) that seem to substitute in this part of Missouri for honest public servants, we are not overly optimistic or hopeful that he will get right, which will then necessitate an appeal (and filing fees, Westlaw/Lexis research expense and the costs to print briefs). We are also appealing the initial determination (with a real Appellate Court that is not part of the TCGOBN and does seem to be getting it right, which will also requireWestlaw/Lexis research expense and the costs to print briefs. In addition, there is the possibility that the bite is not the dogs, which will require experts to analyze the bite and write a reportand then testify, if we can get a new hearing based upon the fraud and perjured testimony. The experts alone can cost $10,000, and that doesn’t include the expenses entailed in the legal maneuvers to get the Court to consider it. Beyond that, there is a reasonable basis for a Federal Declaratory Judgment action and a 1983 Civil Rights Action, both of which will require the payment of filing fees, process servers,Westlaw/Lexis research expense and the various attorney’s out of pocket expenses. Unfortunately, Salem seems intent on going bankrupt in order to kill Phineas rather than negotiate a fair settlement, so we have little choice but to ramp up our attackand follow all available avenues of litigation available. While a win in any one of them can end this, we never know in advance which, if any, will work
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