September 7, 2012

Strict Liability for Pit Bulls - Part Two

On August 21, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued an Order relating to a Motion for Reconsideration (.pdf) filed in Tracey v. Solesky, the case decided earlier this year that held that strict liability exists for the owners of pit bulls and 'cross-bred pit bulls' and their landlords. Subsequently, Tracey filed a Motion for Reconsideration asking the Court to review their decision with regards to the inclusion of cross-bred pit bulls. The Court's order amends the earlier Opinion by deleting any reference to cross-breds, pit bull mix, or cross-bred pit bull mix.

The Humane Society has set up a helpline for Maryland families at 1-855-633-6471 (1-855-MDDOGS1).  Additionally, they have included on their website an information sheet (.pdf) for landlords and property owners.