Monday, June 28, 2010

Debate as to legislative approach to dog attacks and dog breeds continues

Just a few weeks after the city of Elgin (Illinois) adopted a new law regulating "dangerous dogs," the mayor of the city was attacked by a pair of pitbulls while he was out walking his own dog. Injuries caused by dogs is, of course, an important element in the discussion of common law strict liability and whether dogs (or dog ownership) should be regulated is a hotly debated topic. Here is a link to an editorial (and reader comments) published by the Daily Herald (a newspaper of the northwest suburbs of Chicago) discussing the recently approved law in Elgin.

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