Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Superior Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Landlord in Dog Bite Case

In its recent April 23, 2012 decision in the case of Rosenberry v. Evans, 2012 Pa. Super. 91 (Pa.Super. April 23, 2012 Bowes, Olsen, and Platt, JJ.)(Opinion by Bowes, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court entered summary judgment in favor of a landlord in a dog bite case.

The court essentially ruled that, although there were genuine issues of material fact pertaining to the alleged dangerous propensities of the dog that allegedly bit the child involved, the trial court's entry of summary judgment in favor of the landlord defendant was affirmed given the absence of any evidence that the landlord had knowledge of any alleged vicious propensities of the dog.

Anyone desiring to review this Opinion may click this link.

Source:  "Court Summaries" by Timothy L. Clawges in the May 21, 2012 Pennsylvania Bar News.

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