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Tag Archives: strict liability

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Can Housemates be Liable for a Co-tenant’s Dog Attack?

By Leandros Vrionedes |

When a dog bites or attacks a person, the dog’s owner is strictly liable for the damages caused if the owner knew or should have known about the animal’s vicious propensity. What about other people who live in the same house but do not own the dog? Can they ever be held liable for… Read More »

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Negligence v. Strict Liability: Another Chapter in the Continuing Saga of New York Dog Bite Law

By Leandros Vrionedes |

In April of 2013, we reported on the case of a bicyclist who was injured in Central Park when a dog ran into his path (see Man on Bike Collides with Dog Running Free Across Central Park Roadway, posted April 18, 2013 ). The cyclist sued the man who was holding the dog for… Read More »

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Man on Bike Collides with Dog Running Free Across Central Park Roadway

By Leandros Vrionedes |

Court finds no liability for dog’s owner. On April 16, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that the trial court in the case of Doerr V. Goldsmith  should have dismissed the plaintiff’s personal injury complaint as a matter of law, rejecting the plaintiff’s common law negligence claim in favor of… Read More »

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