Judge rules Knuckles the dog will stay in Los Angeles
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 5:39
- Date May 17, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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Kelly -- back in session on the docket today a ruling now in a cross country custody battle over a dog named knuckles.
Owners Craig Dershowitz and his ex girlfriend Sarah -- got locked in a custody battle over the adorable dog.
And now a judge in California where the girlfriend moved he's in New York.
Has ruled that the dot can temporarily stay.
With its money.
Here's her reaction.
Think it's about revenge on me -- -- -- acne since he was Aly song.
And it's just I really can't mention my life without him it's been a hard battle you know fighting this thing.
But it's worth it or fighting for something that we -- from both.
Off -- -- well a hearing is now set.
For next month in New York.
To decide which state has jurisdiction in the matter so it's not quite over.
-- -- -- Dershowitz is not giving up.
-- might go in every way imaginable.
From him being registered my game to having paid all of his bed pillows and -- -- -- labor bills and the fact that I just reason to care for him problem is she's got a really well handling that's according.
Has her attorneys filing frivolous motion it removes emotion because she knows every time my injuries responsibly it's another.
-- thousand dollars.
That's where he once you go to his website donate money to help him in his legal battle joining us now Julia morrow former prosecutor now defense attorney.
And Mercedes call -- a Fox News legal analyst all right so.
We talked about this the other today it turns out the gal one temporarily.
Because a New York court could say that it has jurisdiction that the California ruling.
Is invalid because she took the dog and -- -- is this -- get a -- Actually met in although I think on the merits the boyfriend -- -- -- I think technically procedurally speaking I don't think the New York court had jurisdiction.
Tanner never plug in judgment but apparently -- did that we've been transferred.
To California and apparently she filed a motion to vacate back -- like January and you know in the legal terminology you -- assault -- at the bottom line is.
She doesn't live in New York.
The dog's not in New York.
And and -- they can establish some sort of basis today Ted drag her back to New York to face the music on this case.
The New York has no jurisdiction they have no power and her decision against her so what he should have done actually -- in the boyfriend.
He's filed a lawsuit in California where she Obama -- -- Mercedes.
Much he loves that dog I mean just the fact that he created a video blog and is asking for donation he spent sixty -- get it back.
Doesn't that weigh in in the courts in his favor with the court.
You know it's amazing because you look at some of the cases that we've covered there's even a pair pants caught 78000 dollars in summer instead they're dry cleaner trip really doesn't take a look at that unfortunately and -- -- my clients.
Have had the I've been on the receiving end of those -- what is if you -- Mercedes what is evident is it like a custody thing that worries it what's in the best interest of little -- Well really what's it going to be an interest is where who is the owner of the property the -- like on probably its property it'll property -- and she the governor thing and it.
-- -- -- Knuckles he says I've got email saying that I'm the knuckles money he say that he wanted his dog that didn't think -- does he didn't they -- -- back until.
Yes she rejected going getting back together with Steve -- says I'm the Angel thinks he denies that said the only reason he gave knuckles to -- to the mommy.
For a year was because he was looking for housing and he made clear to her all along.
That he was still -- -- wanted to back at the end.
That's right she dumped ten thrown out of our house in Massachusetts.
He had to go look for our new place to live in New York he clearly couldn't take the poor dog -- -- could -- wanted to make sure the dog had a roof over it had.
And they had an agreement.
Once thought -- place to live the -- -- with me and then you when I will share custody that's the more plausible story there's no way this guy just walked away from mad dog.
And gave it to the girlfriend there's no way that happen it doesn't what do you letting us.
How does he Nike would read to seeing his is video blog that receipt.
If -- like property and dog in his kind of situation a divorce or breakup that it's not gonna be like okay -- you can have visitation I mean it's even if she has.
You know ownership -- it's over between Craig and knuckles forever.
It's exactly right on the night -- they're not going to be visitation here its properties so the judge can say it's interesting because the judge in California -- ruled yesterday said.
It's sort this out he doesn't wanna get involved because ultimately nickel back to San Pedro because they do -- There -- some very serious jurisdictional issues here one because the government that -- -- To knuckles from Massachusetts.
Really talk about that we -- haven't dated in New York City doesn't have jurisdiction matter what it should have been either Massachusetts or California either way the -- -- -- force says.
What's that you know I don't really see this and he's divorce cases the rule is -- supposed to love your child more than you hate -- your ex spouse.
And this scene is true in having our little knuckle Dershowitz.
They should share -- -- one should have the dog half the year the other want to take the dog the other half of the year they can do -- by agreement even if the property.
Is deemed to be hers or his vacant storage and agreeing and I don't I wanted to adopt and I know about.
That's a good idea out or remember if you just go have a dating with you -- girlfriend you should sign pre knuckles agreement -- -- -- -- -- all right thank you panel thanks.