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Homeowner Found Liable for Injuries Caused by Houseguest’s Dog

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a homeowner who allowed a man and his dogs to live in her home is responsible for injuries sustained by a visitor when the dogs attacked. The woman's defense attorney claimed that she should not be held liable for the injuries because the dogs were not her full responsibility and were under the control of their "keeper".

The Supreme Court Justices unanimously ruled that by allowing the man and his dogs to live in her home, her actions fall under the definition of "harboring" a dog, according to state statutes. Despite the fact that the animal's true owner was present in the home, the court ruled that the homeowner also shared responsibility for the animal's actions.

If you have been injured in an animal attack, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses. For assistance with your case, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.