Woman Wins $35K After TSA Dog Knocked Her Down

Law360 (August 7, 2018, 11:13 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge on Monday awarded more than $35,000 to a woman who was knocked over, along with her emotional support cocker spaniel, by an energetic Labrador retriever used by the Transportation Security Administration as a security dog at a Las Vegas airport.

U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro concluded in her decision that the federal agency was negligent in failing to properly handle and leash the TSA dog, named Vadar.

"Defendant's negligence resulted in plaintiff's damages," the judge said.

According to the court, the incident occurred as plaintiff Pamela McSwain was making her way through the TSA security checkpoint...

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