Maryland Court of Appeals Finds that Pit Bulls are Inherently Dangerous, and Imposes Strict Liability on Owners of Pit Bulls and Landlords who Know that Pit Bulls are Present

On April 26, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion finding that an owner of a pit bull, or of a pit bull mix, is ‘strictly liable’ for injuries caused by such animal.   This changed what had been the rule in Maryland:   that a dog owner is liable only upon proof … Continued