TORT LAW — ANIMALS: Court finds Defendant is not liable when the Plaintiff’s dog is responsible for the injury
The plaintiff brought a complaint alleging strict liability under Connecticut General Statutes § 22-357, after…
The plaintiff was hired to clean the defendant’s home. When she was cleaning, she was attacked and bitten by a dog, resulting in various injuries. She brought suit against the owner under a theory of strict liability. The court entered judgment for the plaintiff.
The defendant failed to appear for trial, and the court proceeded to hear the case as a hearing in damages. The trial court found that the attack resulted in plaintiff’s facial scarring and fear of dogs. As a result the plaintiff was awarded $159,356.99, plus costs.
Stal v. Kielbasa, Superior Court, judicial district of New Britain, Docket No. CV-18-6043034 (January 22, 2020)