Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

County To Pay In Wash. Pit Bull Lawsuit

GIG HARBOR, Wash., Aug. 14 (UPI) — A Washington jury found Pierce County partly responsible for injuries suffered by a woman attacked by a dog that had been the subject of earlier complaints.

The jury last week awarded $2.2 million to the family of the woman who was mauled four years ago by a neighbor’s dog who entered her house through an open patio door.

The New Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., said the jury determined the owners of the pit bull were 52-percent responsible for the incident. Pierce County received 42 percent of the blame because animal control officials took no action even after getting more than a dozen complaints from people in the neighborhood.

The injured woman, Sue Gorman, was assigned 1 percent of the blame. She suffered bites to the face and arms while trying to pull the pit bull off her two Jack Russell terriers.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “County To Pay In Wash. Pit Bull Lawsuit”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.