Puppy Mill Protest Fallout: Ex-Owner of Pet Store in High-Stakes Fight with Grossmont Center

Publication/Event date: 2011-03-11 Publication name: La Mesa Patch URL for more info: http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/ex-owner-of-pet-works-in-costly-battle-with-grossmont-center?ncid=following_comment Summary: A month after Pet Works shut down at Grossmont Center in the wake of 22 months of puppy mill protests, the mall sued owner Richard Fuller for $800,000 and attorney fees to recover money owed on its 12-year lease. Then on March 1, alleging that Grossmont Center didn’t protect the pet store from the weekly protests, Fuller countersued for $400,000. Court documents in the civil case reveal that Fuller, an 82-year-old San Diego resident, blamed the protests led by Sydney Cicourel as causing loss of revenue and eventually the shutdown—even though Fuller said in mid-December that he was closing mainly thanks to the poor economy. Continue reading...

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