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Chelsea Lewis Legal Environment of Business Professor Samuel D. Hodge September 17, 2018 Assignment #1 1. What were the essential facts and legal issue(s) raised in Swanson ? Julia Tackling and Matthew Day took their seven-year-old son, J.R., to spend a weekend with Day’s mother and stepfather, the Swanson’s. The Swanson’s Great Danes, Gussy and Willow were caged in another room when Willow got close to J.R.’s face and barked. The next day, Tackling and J.R. picked up a stuffed animal for Willow and when they returned, Tacking let out Willow into the sunroom, where J.R. was waiting with the stuffed animal tucked under his arm, which in turn, trying to grab it, Willow bit his arm and then when J.R. reacted, she bit his face also. In the case, Swanson v. Tackling, the legal issue raised is, are dog owners liable or responsible when their pet exhibits sudden vicious behavior? 2. What was the court’s holding in Swanson ? Explain the court’s reasoning as well.
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