The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

One Free Bite? Jogger Fights Off Dog With Pepper Spray . . . Dog Owner Bites Jogger – JONATHAN TURLEY

In torts, we learn about animal liability rules governing dogs. While domesticated animals are generally not subject to strict liability, a dog with a vicious character (or one that has previously attacked) does fall under the strict liability standard. However, what about a vicious owner. Police are looking for a woman who attacked a jogger who used pepper spray to fight off her dog. The woman, not the dog, bit the jogger.


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