Marc Miner, principal attorney at Zalman Schnurman & Miner, writes that because an injured person must show that the animal had a propensity to engage in the behavior which caused the injuries, which often requires the animal owner's testimony, and the court will not consider the defendant's negligence or violation of law as relevant, New York is the 'ruff'-est jurisdiction in the nation for a victim of an animal attack to find relief.
When Animals Attack in New York
New York Law Journal
February 28, 2012
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