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Fred Valz and Melissa Bailey Obtain Summary Judgment in Dog Bite Case

September 12, 2017

Fred Valz and Melissa Bailey recently obtained a ruling from the State Court of Chatham County granting summary judgment in favor of their landlord client in a dog bite case.  Ruling in the property owner’s favor, the Court held that, as an out-of-possession landlord, the property owner was not liable for the torts of its tenants, including the alleged failure to adequately control the subject dog.  The Court further held that the plaintiff failed to prove that the property owner had superior knowledge of the alleged hazard posed by the dog, a separate basis for the grant of summary judgment.

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