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August 2020

by | Aug 31, 2020 | Firm News |

Ray Powers and Dustin Charters successfully defended a homeowner in a personal injury suit wherein a guest was injured by the homeowner’s animal—a ram. The homeowner presented evidence that the ram had not previously acted in a vicious or dangerous manner and argued that the plaintiff’s inability to show a prior incident was fatal to her claim. The court agreed and held that expert testimony regarding the general propensity of a species or bred was insufficient to overcome a plaintiff’s burden of showing the owner knew or should have known of the domesticated animal’s dangerous propensity.