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 the Appellate Division, Second Department, agreed that Walker wasn't liable for Nubia's injuries because the dogs hadn't previously exhibited signs of "vicious propensities"--like growling or snapping--nor perpetrated any prior attacks.
Interestingly, the opinions offered by Nubia's animal-behavior consultant were viewed as "nothing more than mere speculation and surmise."
They snapped that back.
To view a copy of the Appellate Division's decision, please use this link: Curbelo v. Walker