Peter Rotatori, III Esq.
It happends all too often. A defendant is negligent, gets a letter from the injured plaintiff's attorney or law suit papers and fails to notify his insurance liability carrier. The net result is a compounded civil legal problem. This happpened in a recent dog bite case that we settled. We settled the case for a substantial sum of money after filing a civil lawsuit against the dog owner and keeper ...
Peter Rotatori, III
At common law, an owner, keeper or harborer of a domestic animal owed a duty of reasonable care to others. The duty arose once the individual exercising control over the animal knew of the animals vicious propensity. In Connecticut, before liability would attach from an injurious action of a domestic animal, the owner or keeper would have to have specific notice of at least one other incident of ...