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Every Dog Gets One Free Bite

In a landmark decision covering two cases, Doerr v. Goldsmith, and Dobinski v. Lockhart, New York’s highest court reaffirmed the vitality of its prior decision in Bard v. Jahnke.  Bard established that in New York a domestic animal owner cannot be held liable on a theory of negligence for injuries caused to someone by a domestic animal, even a breeding […]

Recent Examples of Dog Bite Cases Show Difficulties Involved in Ensuing Legal Battles

Dog bite cases have a variety of challenges, both emotional and legal, that attorneys must navigate through to produce a successful result for their clients. Consider the following example: Vicente Pickett-Garcia was walking along a creek with a small group in Binghamton, New York when he was suddenly approached by a pit bull. The dog’s […]

Avoiding Dog Attacks in NYC This Spring

With spring well on its way, many New Yorkers are taking to the streets to enjoy the beautiful weather. However, while meandering through the city, it’s important to remain wary of potentially dangerous dogs — including small ones on leashes. Even if you are a dog owner yourself, you can never predict how a strange […]

If You Are Hurt By a Dog, Steps to Take Before Calling Your Lawyer

Dogs sometimes bite. They bite because they’re scared, they’re being protective or they’re just plain nervous. If someone’s dog bites you, it doesn’t matter why you were bitten. What matters is that you get necessary medical attention and compensation for your injuries and expenses. However before you call your attorney, there are a few things […]


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