Golfer sues for one million pounds sterling over bite from dog

Professional golfer claims damages after dog bite

Source: Steven Morris
Guardian December 3 2002 p7

Andrew Raitt, a professional golfer, is suing the owner of a German Shepherd, called Zomba, which bit his little finger. Raitt claims that the bite has affected his grip, and so his chances of being a top golfer. The bite happened in 1995 when Raitt was with his dog at a golf club. Raitt's dog was attacked by Zomba, and Raitt was bitten when he intervened, with the injury leaving his little finger half a centimetre shorter. Raitt argues that his earning power has been affected, while the defence argues that the bite has not affected Raitt's grip.