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PA Dog Bite Attorney Obtains Groundbreaking Court Decision – Press Release – Digital Journal

on July 13, 2014

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PA Dog Bite Attorney Obtains Groundbreaking Court Decision - Press Release - Digital Journal

In July of 2014, PA dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell obtained a legal decision that has opened up new avenues of recovery for Pennsylvania dog bite victims. On 12/19/13, Attorney Newell filed a 27 page Complaint in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas indexed to #2013-CV-11100.

LEGAL BACKGROUND

This legal document identified an attack by three unleashed boxers on a York County resident in Millersburg, PA. Attorney Newell’s Complaint requested damages based upon eight separate legal theories. On 1/13/14, defense counsel filed Preliminary Objections averring that 5 of the 8 legal claims should be dismissed by the court. Oral Argument was held before Judge William T. Tully on 5/16/14.

COURT DECISION

On July 1, 2014, Judge Tully’s six-page Memorandum Opinion and Order was filed of record in Harrisburg, PA. The judge denied and dismissed four of the defendant’s five objections. The Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer may now present…

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One response to “PA Dog Bite Attorney Obtains Groundbreaking Court Decision – Press Release – Digital Journal

  1. blackfn says:

    In light of this latest development, dog owners will want to exercise a heightened level of caution in controlling their dogs. Gone is the long-lived “one bite rule,” and now even punitive damages can be sought in some cases, so proper restraint of one’s dogs and avoidance of owning dogs known to be vicious in nature is a must. The home and local neighborhood should be a little safer now, but dog owners will have to keep an extra sharp eye on their dogs.
    Pennsylvania Dog Attack Personal Injury Attorneys

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