2013 Regular Session



Civil Actions - Personal Injury or Death Caused by Dog - Rebuttable Presumption

Sponsored by:

Senator Frosh


In the House - Special Order until later today (Delegate Barve) Adopted

Synopsis:Establishing that, in an action against an owner of a dog for damages for personal injury or death caused by the dog, evidence that the dog caused the injury or death creates a rebuttable presumption that the owner knew or should have known that the dog had vicious or dangerous propensities; providing that the presumption may not be rebutted as a matter of law; providing that the presumption may be rebutted by specified clear and convincing evidence; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Frosh, Brochin, Gladden, Raskin, Stone, and Manno
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Cross-filed with: HB0078
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
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Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Corporations -see also- Municipal Corps; Public Corps & Inst
Court of Appeals
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Emergency Bills
Homeowners Associations
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condos; Mobile & Manuf Homes
Landlord and Tenant -see also- Eviction; Leases & Rent; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Real Property
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 2, 2015 9:12 A.M.