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Mansour v. King, 128 P.3d 1241 (Wash.App. 2006) - When Adam Karp won this case, there finally was a case that gave concrete standards for Dangerous Dog proceedings and due process. The case is a beacon of light in an otherwise dark landscape of jurisprudence on what process is due in dangerous dog proceedings. Essentially, the court held is Mansour that due process requires: 1)  an articulation of the standard of proof required before the Board;2)  proof by a clear preponderance of the evidence or clear and convincing evidence; 3)  the right to subpoena witnesses and records for discovery before the hearing;4)  the right to subpoena witnesses and records at the hearing; 5)  clear and correct notice of the charges against which one must defend. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Adam Karp for delivering to us the single most important case on due process with respect to dangerous dogs in the United States. His brief is a work of art, and can be read here.


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