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Tort Law - Negligence - Causation - Foreseeability and remoteness - Intervening causes - Strict liability (rule in Rylands v. Fletcher) - Liability of owners of animals

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendant, Arbour, from a finding of liability under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act (DOLA) in favour of the plaintiff, Wilk. The defendant owned a Great Dane, age nine. The plaintiff’s girlfriend offered to take the dog for a walk. During the walk, the dog suffered a seizure and lost consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness, the dog backed out of his collar, slipped on ice, and fell down an embankment. The plaintiff also slipped down the embankment while trying to retrieve the dog. The plaintiff...