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No Progress Made On Pit Bull Liability Bill In Special Session

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.

08/16/2012

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Lawmakers To Deliberate On Court’s Pit Bull Ruling During Special Session

Another hot-button issue is being tackled by lawmakers during the special session. A Senate panel has passed a bill agreeing to discuss the ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals declaring pit bulls as “inherently dangerous”.

08/09/2012

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Pit Bull Bill Planned For Md. Special Session

A Maryland lawmaker says he expects a bill addressing a court ruling that defines pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” will be introduced in this month’s special session.

08/03/2012

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Couple Sues Police, Town Over Pit Bull Shooting

An Elkton couple has sued the town, the police department and the Cecil County SPCA for $5 million in the shooting death of their pit bull.

06/26/2012

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Pit Bull Panel To Take Closer Look At ‘Inherently Dangerous’ Breed Ruling

The fate of pit bulls in Maryland could be decided Tuesday. New laws may be proposed, in reaction to a court ruling that expanded who’s liable in dog attacks.

06/25/2012

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Foes Of Pit Bull Ruling Unleash Criticism

There’s new fallout over a landmark ruling declaring pit bulls dangerous. Emotions ran high as animal lovers expressed their fears to lawmakers that they could lose their beloved pets. For one family, it was extraordinarily personal.

06/19/2012

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Pit Bull Attacks & Kills 9-Pound Poodle In Owings Mills

A toy poodle is killed by a pit bull in an Owings Mills townhouse community. The little dog’s owners are devastated. The attack refuels controversy over the pit bull breed and what some call a pattern of violence.

06/08/2012

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Md.Lawmakers Form Pit Bull Task Force

Maryland lawmakers have been appointed to a task force to study the impact of a court ruling by the state’s highest court on pit bulls.

05/30/2012

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Maryland Group Wants Pit Bull Ruling Overturned

There is growing anger over Maryland’s high court ruling after a pit bull attack. An organization that promotes animal rights legislation is asking the governor to pass new legislation during the General Assembly’s special session next week.

05/07/2012

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Md. Court Labels Pit Bulls A Dangerous Breed, Pitting Advocates Against Critics

Maryland’s highest court labels pit bulls dangerous. The ruling sparks a heated debate pitting people trying to protect animals and children against each other.

05/01/2012

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Advocates Say Pit Bull’s Death Led To Animal Welfare Protections

Baltimore brothers are cleared of killing a pit bull. But animal rights activists say the dog did not die in vain.

04/12/2012

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Twins Acquitted Of Fatal Dog Burning In Retrial

Not guilty on all counts. A jury has acquitted twin brothers accused of lighting a pit bull puppy on fire.

04/11/2012

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