My dog bit another dog. My dog's collar broke and when he chased the other dog walking with its owner in front of the house, that dog slipped out of its collar. When the other dog ran on my lawn my dog bit and killed it. The family of the other dog is now suing for the vet bills, cost of the dog, lost work wages, 1 year's worth of projected new dog costs, and emotional distress. I was told that pets were considered personal property and you cannot be sued for emotional distress on property? Is there a code or statute that states this in writing?