Panel Rebukes Rule Barring Suits From Some Victims of Pets

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An injured man wanted to sue a dog's owner for negligence after his pet was spooked and ran off, dragging the 5-pound bike rack it was secured to. The First Department upheld the suit's dismissal under Court of Appeals precedent, but criticized the case law for limiting claims to pets that have vicious tendencies.

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