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HORSES AREN'T VICIOUS

GOV. MALLOY SAYS ENACTMENT OF NEW LAW WILL PROTECT OWNERS AND HANDLERS OF DOMESTICATED HORSES Last week, Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a ceremony at Locket’s Meadow Farm in Bethany with farmers ...
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EXTREMELY COPO-CETIC?

Yimi Desay was attacked after a pit bull (which belonged to one of COPO Management's tenants) crawled through a hole in a fence which separated the property from a New York City park, and appealed ...
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MAD COW

Karen Hastings was driving on Route 53, when she hit a cow owned by Albert Williams and kept on Laurier Suave's farm. While Hastings alleged both Williams and Suave had been negligent (because ...
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GOLDENDOODLE DANDY

While in a dog park, Julie Sullivan's goldendoodle, collided with Susan Hamlin, sweeping the latter off her feet and causing her to fall. When Hamlin later sued, the Saratoga County Supreme Court ...
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DOH TAKES MAN'S DOGS

Licensing Dogs found to be dangerous should be surrendered to DOHMH for evaluation. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sought to take possession of six to eight German Shepard or husky dogs ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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A NASTY SIX PACK

After she was attacked by a pack of six dogs owned by Margaret Walker, Nubia Curbelo sued the animals' custodian alleging "strict liability" and "negligence." Both the Nassau County Supreme Court and ...
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A HORSE IS A HORSE...

Carmen Vichot was injured when she ran into a horse. After the Clinton County Supreme Court denied the animal-owner's request to dismiss the suit, he appealed to the Appellate Division, Third ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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NO UNIVERSAL LIABILITY

Remy K. Smith, better known as singer/hip-hop artist "Remy Ma," was implicated and eventually found guilty in the shooting of Makeda Barnes-Joseph outside a Manhattan nightclub back on July 14, 2007. ...
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RESCUE GONE BAD

Officer Smith rescued an abandoned dog and held it at his precinct pending the ASPCA's arrival. After seeing the dog in the station, Shannon offered to take the pooch home, where the animal viciously ...
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NOT INTO CLEVELAND

In October of 2006, Thomas Dufour's dog was seriously wounded by a "pit-lab" owned by David Brown (a neighbor's live-in boyfriend). Some three months later, in January 2007, the same dog escaped from ...
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MY SON CAN BEAT UP YOURS!

In Clark C.B. v. Neil Fuller II, Clark C.B. filed a negligence case against Neil Fuller II and III for injuries Clark's son sustained when he was assaulted by Fuller's kid -- a classmate. After the ...
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LEASHLESS IN DOUGLASTON

In Petrone v. Fernandez, Melanie Petrone -- a mail carrier -- was working her route when she observed a rottweiller named "Kai" positioned on Fernandez's lawn only feet away from her. Since the animal ...
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WHO PETS AN ANGRY DOG?

In Dykeman v. Heht, Crysta Dykeman and her parents were guests in Raymond Heht's home when within 30 to 45 minutes after their arrival, Heht's dog bit Crysta in the face, severing part of her eyelid ...
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BEWARE OF THIS DOG

In Muller v. Boyd, Christine Muller sued Gregory Boyd after being bitten by his German Shepherd. Muller was visiting Boyd's home when, after trying to pet the animal, the dog bit her on the lips. At ...
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COURT CUTS SCOOTER A BREAK

Last year, we reported on Bernstein v. Penny Whistle Toys, Inc. , an appeal decided by the Appellate Division, First Department. While in Penny Whistle's Bridgehampton store, 8-year old Danielle ...
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KID BIT BY SCOOTER

For two centuries it has been New York State law that an animal's vicious propensity must be known to its custodians for negligence liability to attach. Without some form of knowledge (be it actual or ...
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SADDLING UP HAS ITS RISKS

Cheryl A. Dalton was thrown from a horse named Patches and was injured in the fall. In a lawsuit filed against the riding facility, Adirondack Saddle Tours, Inc., (ASTI), Dalton alleged "strict ...
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BIKER DENIED RECOVERY FOR DOG ATTACK

Should you ever have the misfortune of getting attacked by a dog, your injuries may not be compensable unless you can establish that the animal has a "vicious propensity" -- a history of ...
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BISHOP & STORM SPARED EXECUTION

Bishop and Storm were sentenced to death by a Suffolk County District Court Judge for attacking, and seriously injuring, Sophie. How is such a draconian result possible, you ask? Well, Bishop and ...
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"NO, YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET A 'FREE BITE!'"

Last week, at a class I was teaching for real estate brokers at the Real Estate Board of New York, a young lady asked the following question: "Aren't dog owners entitled to 'one free bite?'" ...
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WHAT HAPPENED TO "VICIOUS PROPENSITY?"

On this blog, we have previously examined the law as it relates to animal attacks. And, generally speaking, when the incident involves a dog, cat, or "domestic animal," * the injuries are usually not ...
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THIS LADY, AIN'T NO LADY....

Many of us would be taken aback if a "lady" were to bite us on the shoulder. So, it should come as no surprise that Marilyn G. Tilson was particularly flummoxed by the hostile reaction she received ...
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HERE'S AN OREO THAT WILL BITE BACK!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Of that number, 800,000 Americans ...
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