I totally get where the plantiff's were mad about the dog peeing/pooping in their yard. Years ago, I lived in a very nice neighborhood, but every day some small dog would poop in front of my mailbox. Every. Damn. Day! So, I put some poop bags on my mailbox. Never used. Then put a note that said "Poop happens...for your convenience in picking up after your pet" with an arrow pointing to the bags. Still, Poop. Every. Damn. Day. Finally, I was home from work and saw a man walking his small dog and watched as this dog pooped in front of my mailbox! Oh, hell no! I grabbed my dog's leash and said "lets go for a walk, Grimm!" I followed the Poop Offender to his house, and as he was walking up his walkway, I loudly said to my dog, "Go potties!!! Go Potties!!" I should mention that Grimm was my first Mastiff, and weighed about 190 lbs! The man was furious. I politely said, your dog poops in my yard, my dog will poop in your yard. Oddly enough, I never had poop in my front yard again! Still laughing 25 years later!