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Anonymous Dee  |  1/25/2008 8:50 PM  |  Flag  

That dog owner doesn't even have to pay the boy's medical bills -- there is no civil liability if your dog "jumps your fence!"

A tragedy for sure.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/26/2008 8:34 AM  |  Flag  
Maybe there was no criminal liability, based on local laws, but there definitely could be some civil liability. The family may feel intimidated by the dogs owner, or be unsure of what their rights are due to the language barrier. The "owner" of the dog may be a teenager, or be otherwise judgement proof.

I'd like to see some of these civil cases pursued...I'd like to see some dog owners lose their homes after the settlement. I think a few real world cases where owners were held liable for the expenses of the victim would make these dogs a lot less popular.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/27/2008 6:08 AM  |  Flag  
The problem is that most of the owners don't have assets nor liabilty insurance. Many times the victim is SOL...

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