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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

KENTUCKY SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LAW MAKING LANDLORDS LIABLE FOR TENANTS' DOG BITES.

Ky Supreme Court rules landlords could be liable for dog bites

If their tenants’ dogs bite people, an opinion by the Kentucky Supreme Court says landlords can be liable. The Kentucky Enquirer reported the opinion won’t help a Newport family. Their child was wearing a lion costume for Halloween when he was mauled by a boxer in July 2009. The court ruled the dog was too far from the rental property for the landlord to be liable in that case. Instead, the dog’s owner was found liable. She was ordered to pay $80,000 to the family.

EDITOR'S COMMENT: THE CASE IS BRANDON BENNINGFIELD (BY AND THROUGH HIS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND, LAURIE ENNINGFIELD) V. HELEN ZINSMEISTER, DECEASED; AND WADE ZINSMEISTER. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO READ THE OPINION.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jeff said...

Nice post which their tenants’ dogs bite people, an opinion by the Kentucky Supreme Court says landlords can be liable. The Kentucky Enquirer reported the opinion won’t help a Newport family.Thanks a lot for posting this article.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Gary said...

Great article which The court ruled the dog was too far from the rental property for the landlord to be liable in that case. Instead, the dog’s owner was found liable. Thanks a lot for posting.

11:26 AM  

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