The Maryland Senate has approved a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but give owners a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court.
The General Assembly will make another attempt to take the bite out of a court ruling that declared pit bulls inherently dangerous.
Tears and anger from the owners of pit bulls in Maryland after lawmakers fail to reach a compromise on a dog bite bill.
Good news for animal advocates and owners of pit bull type dogs. Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted to reverse a court ruling labeling those animals “inherently dangerous.”
Supporters of changing Maryland law to address a court ruling that singled out pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed are scheduled to rally in Maryland.
A controversial pit bull ruling could be overturned. The dogs were labeled inherently dangerous by the high court, and now lawmakers say that’s not the way to go.
Pit bull owners are taking their fight to keep their dogs and their homes to federal court.
Shelters and pit bull owners say they’re now feeling the effects of a controversial ruling that labeled pit bulls as inherently dangerous.
The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed its decision to make pit bull owners and landlords liable for attacks. Though the court did make one amendment.
A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull, after the dog bit an 11-year-old boy in Harford County on Wednesday. The child had minor injuries and did not need to go to the hospital. But the shooting comes one day after the General Assembly failed to resolve a controversial court ruling that declares pit bulls inherently dangerous. Now some pit bull owners may feel compelled to give up their dogs.
A change is in the making for all Maryland dog owners. The state Senate has given preliminary approval of a new dog bite law.
The Maryland Senate has passed a version of the bill declaring pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed. The new mandate makes all dog owners liable for attacks.