Owners of pit bulls and mixed breed pit bulls in Maryland- beware!
In addition, landlords with tenants who own these dogs- beware as well!
A recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision (Tracy vs Solesky) placed "strict liability" standards on folks who are in these categories. Strict liability is defined as "liability imposed without fault or negligence."
In other words, if your pit bull or your tenant's pit bull bites someone or something, you are liable... period.
In 2011, dog bite claims cost nearly $479 million, one third of all homeowner claims. The average claim was $29,396.
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