COURT CLARIFIES VICIOUS PROPENSITIES IN DOG BEHAVIORS

Written by Corey A. Tavel | New York Law Journal | April 23, 2004.

Whether in upstate New York or downtown Manhattan,dog bite litigation remains omnipresent. In New York State, it is well settled that the owner of a domesticated animal will only be held strictly liable for personal injuries caused by that animal where a plaintiff can demonstrate that the owner knew or should have known of the animal’s vicious propensities.

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