All Maryland dog owners would be equally liable if their dogs bite someone but also would have a chance to defend themselves in court under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday.
After a two-year long fight over who’s liable when a dog attacks in Maryland, a compromise is headed to the governor’s desk. It’s been a controversial issue since a court ruling deemed pit bulls a dangerous breed.
The Maryland House has joined the Senate in passing a compromise measure on dog bite liability.
Maryland’s Senate has advanced a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect any owner who didn’t know a dog was dangerous.
A woman died early Friday morning after her pit bull attacked her.
The General Assembly’s failure to pass legislation on dog bites has one lawmaker calling for a special session.
Lawmakers fail to agree on a bill that would protect pit bulls from being labeled inherently dangerous dogs.
A dogfight is developing in the House and Senate as the compromise on a bill announced at the start of the session collapses.
A measure that Maryland lawmakers hoped would address liability concerns relating to a court ruling on dog bites by pit bulls has died in the recent special session on gambling.
A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he was bitten by a dog In Pasadena. The dog’s owners say this incident is just the latest in a series of problems.
Two dogs chase and attack children and an adult. It was caught on tape in Washington, D.C.’s Trinidad neighborhood. Now neighbors say those dogs are still at large even though they know the owners.
An elderly woman was mauled by a dog on her front porch. Now the victim is hospitalized and Animal Control has seized the dog from its owner.