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Legislature acts on dog bite liability – Landlords happy. Dog owners? Not so much.

After several failed attempts in prior legislative sessions to take action against the Court of Appeals holding in the 2012 “pit bull” case of Tracey v. Solesky the legislature finally succeeded in passing a new dog bite...more

Dogs in Danger Are Dangerous Dogs

Most people are willing to assume a certain degree of risk to help someone in distress. However, when the distressed individual is a dog, good Samaritans often fail to understand that the basics of canine and human psychology...more

Another Child Killed by Pit Bulls

This past September, a 2 year-old special needs child from Gilbert, Arizona was killed after he and his baby sitter were caught in a fight among the baby sitter’s three pit bulls. The dogs apparently were distracted from...more

Service Dogs And Emotional Support Animals: Man's Best Friend Becomes A Landlord's Biggest Headache

Landlords in Iowa and elsewhere have been facing, with increasing frequency, difficult questions regarding man’s best friend. While landlords must analyze each request by an existing or prospective tenant regarding the need...more

A Dog Bite Can Be Deadly and Can Land the Dog’s Owner in Jail

This past August, a Florida Panhandle man was convicted of manslaughter when his two dogs viciously attacked his seven year old neighbor as the boy was riding his bike. The jury found the dog’s owner responsible for failing...more

Dangerous Dogs In New Jersey: How Do You Know?

In August, an 82-year-old Passaic woman walked into her backyard to fill her birdfeeders. An approximately 80-lb. pit bull-type dog owned by a neighbor scaled a 6-foot fence dividing the properties and attacked the woman. ...more

What Happens When Fido Is Not So Friendly

For many Wisconsin residents, dogs make lovable and loyal companions....more

Assumption Of Risk: Beware Of Dog

Suppose you are spending a lazy afternoon lounging around in the backyard of a new acquaintance. You see your friend has a dog, which is tied out a few yards away, looking oh-so-cute snoozing in the sun....more

Woman and Dog Injured in Newport Coast Pedestrian Accident

A woman and her dog have been seriously injured after being struck by a car in a Newport Coast crosswalk, according to a news report. ...more

New Jersey “Strict Liability” Dog Bite Law Means Victims Can Sue On First Offense

The aphorism goes that when a dog bites a man it’s not news. ...more

Dog Days Of Summer Responsible Dog Owner

You have probably seen the Montrose Dog Beach on Lake Michigan where canines and their human companions can romp in the sand and splash in the water....more

Most Dangerous Breeds Of Dogs

Dog attacks can be terrifying. In addition, depending on the size of the dog and the age of the victim, they can be fatal....more

An Ounce Of Prevention: Avoiding Dog Bites

Our law firm handles personal injury matters for people throughout Georgia. As we talked about earlier, Georgia law generally assumes a dog is not dangerous until it has already bitten....more

Federal Court Determines That The Fair Housing Act Applies To University Housing

In United States of America v. University of Nebraska at Kearney, et al., the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted partial summary judgment against the University of Nebraska at Kearny in a case...more

Could My Dog Make Me Uninsurable?

Dog ownership is part of the American dream, along with the house, the two kids and the picket fence. But did you realize the type of dog you decide to bring into your home can actually impact your homeowners...more

Dog Bites Under Oklahoma Law

Dog bite incidents have made the news lately, and it is no surprise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, and almost one in five of those who are...more

Biting Back: What To Do If You Were Dog Bite Victim In New Jersey

Each year about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Dogs can and should be controlled by their owners. The failure of an owner to take proper precautions can lead to a lawsuit for damages by an injured victim....more

California’s New Disability Regulations: Clarifying The Interactive Process

In October 2011, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) proposed amended regulations governing disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and the interactive process under the California Fair...more

Governor Brown Signs Law Barring Use Of Dogs To Hunt Bears And Bobcats

Governor Brown signed a bill into law that generally makes it unlawful to permit or allow a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time. The bill, introduced as SB 1221 by State Senator Ted Lieu, is intended to curb the use of...more

Home News South Seneca Public Speaks Out on Puppy Mills, Fracking

Public Speaks Out on Puppy Mills, Fracking by Aneta Glover | Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:28 pm With a much smaller than expected group assembled, Supervisor Walter Prouty called the Town Board Meeting to order,...more

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