Coalition of Victims' Groups Announce National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day, Launch Advocacy Website

National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day - October 24, 2015 National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day (NPBVAD) - October 24, 2015 Advocacy Website Launches North America - Over 50 pit bull attack support groups in the United States and Canada have joined in a coalition to launch a new website -- NationalPitBullVictimAwarenessDay.com -- that coincides with the unofficial National Pit Bull Awareness Day, also occurring on the same day. The first national pit bull day event, star… [Read full blog post]

Maryland High Court Ruling Stands: Pit Bulls are 'Inherently Dangerous'

Compromise Bill Fails Sign up: Support the Court Email Alerts  |  Follow: @Supportthecourt Annapolis, MD - On April 8, the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2013 Legislative Session, after weeks of discussion, amendments and name calling from Delegate Luiz Simmons,1 the House killed the final negotiated bill that would have reversed the high court ruling and set forth a new dog bite liability standard. For months, the difference between the two cham… [Read full blog post]

Solesky Family Releases 911 Call at the Center of High Court Decision, Tracey v. Solesky

The 911 call portrays a life-threatening attack upon a young boy by a neighbor's pit bull. The Solesky family hopes the 911 call will inspire Maryland legislators to resolve that this never happens in the New Year. Towson, MD December 17, 2012 -- Anthony and Irene Solesky, the parents of a young pit bull mauling victim at the center of Tracey v. Solesky, an appellate court decision that declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous," release the 911 call of the attack upon their son… [Read full blog post]

Anthony Solesky, Father of Pit Bull Mauling Victim, to Testify at Hearings

Anthony Solesky testifying before the Pit Bull Task Force in June 2012. Court Ruling Stands UPDATE 08/15/12: Just after midnight last night, a coup occurred in the Maryland General Assembly. The Senate rejected the corrupted House version of the strict liability bill that would fail to address over 50% of all Maryland dog bite victims by limiting strict liability to only those bitten by loose dogs (victims in off-property attacks). Senate President Mike Miller told repor… [Read full blog post]

Maryland Pit Bull Task Force Forum Live Tweeting June 19th @Supportthecourt

DogsBite.org - Join us @Supportthecourt, Tuesday June 19th at 10:00 am (EST) as we tweet in real time the Pit Bull Task Force Forum unfolding in Annapolis, Maryland. Entities invited to the forum to discuss the Court of Appeals ruling in Tracey v. Solesky will include many seeking to undo the Court's ruling. Kevin A. Dunne, who represents the Solesky family (and commanded the two-hour Midday with Dan Rodricks show last Friday), will be present along with Anthony Solesky. new… [Read full blog post]

DogsBite.org Launches Maryland Dog Bite Victim Advocacy Web Page in Support of the Court of Appeals Ruling

Individuals and organizations can stay informed by joining the email list and weigh in by using materials provided on the advocacy web page to support the Court's ruling. Austin, TX June 8, 2012 -- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, launches a Maryland advocacy web page and corresponding email list to support the Court of Appeals ruling that holds owners of pit bulls and landlords financially responsible after an at… [Read full blog post]

Maryland Court of Appeals Holds Pit Bull Owners and Landlords Accountable After an Attack

On April 8, 2014 the governor signed a bill abrogating this Court of Appeals decision. On August 21, 2012 the high court narrowed this decision by excluding cross-bred pit bulls. Tracey v. Solesky Baltimore, MD - In January, DogsBite.org announced our filing of an amicus brief in a landmark Maryland appeals case, Tracey v. Solesky, in hopes of expanding more liability out to landlords when a tenant's pit bull attacks. The case involves the parents of a young boy seeking damag… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Attack Victims May Have New Hope to Recover from Landlords After Maulings

DogsBite.org files amicus brief in landmark appeals case that hopes to expand liability out to landlords when a tenant's pit bull attacks. Personal injury attorneys may soon have a new argument in their tool chest and landlords may have new concerns. Austin, TX January 16, 2012 -- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, announces amicus brief filing in Solesky v. Tracey, recently argued in the Court of Appeals of Marylan… [Read full blog post]