A segment of the American Bar Association recently voted on a subject that may create a debate: laws prohibiting certain breeds of dogs. The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA will begin urging state and local legislators to repeal breed-discriminating laws and replace them with breed-neutral laws.
The effects of a dog bite can be traumatic and long-lasting. Many families have been affected by such incidences, both on the side of the victim and the dog that attacked. In the case of an 11-year-old boy from Donora, Pennsylvania, it was more than just a single dog bite. According to reports, he has bite marks all over his body and received severe injuries.
If a recent decision in another state has any sway, Pennsylvania courts may find themselves holding owners and landlords liable in certain personal injury cases. According to the decision from an appellate court in a state bordering Pennsylvania, plaintiffs will no longer have to prove a history of violent behavior in pit bulls.