Friday, April 26, 2013

Victim In Central Park Face Mauling Can Sue Dog's Owner


A Manhattan woman whose face was mauled by a dog she was trying to help in Central Park can sue the canine’s owner, a judge ruled Tuesday, according to The New York Daily News. 

Danielle Gervais’ face was chewed up in Central Park in July 2009 when Ruby, a German shepherd-Collie mix. She required more than 30 stitches to close the wounds and has permanent scars.

Ruby’s owner, real estate agent Meresa Laino, had argued that Gervais assumed a risk when she decided to “meddle in a perilous situation” and untangle Ruby’s paws that were stuck in a wire mesh fence near the Great Lawn.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan said Gervais, a television executive, had presented enough evidence about the dog’s “dangerous propensities” to go to court.  

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Victim can sue dog owner in Central Park face mauling, judge rules
New York Daily News - April 24, 2013 - By Barbara Ross

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