Karen Hastings was driving on Route 53, when she hit a cow owned by Albert Williams and kept on Laurier Suave's farm.
While Hastings alleged both Williams and Suave had been negligent (because they failed to properly secure the animal), the Franklin County Supreme Court and the Appellate Division, Third Department, didn't think the lady had a viable case.
Since the owner of a domestic animal can only be sued if he or she had reason to believe the creature was dangerous, and because there was no evidence that this particular bovine had any "abnormal or vicious propensity," both courts felt dismissal was appropriate.
There's no point milking that any further.
To view a copy of the Appellate Division's decision, please use this link: Hastings v. Suave