Owner Not Liable for Tenant's Pet

February 1, 2009
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Facts: A tenant's dog attacked and severely injured a young child on the premises. The child's parent sued the dog's owner and won a substantial award, and later attempted to sue the building's owner for allegedly not evicting the tenant or forcing him to get rid of his dog. The court ruled in favor of the owner, and the young child's parent appealed.

Decision: A District of Columbia appeals court upheld the lower court's decision and ruled in favor of the building owner.

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