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How would you go about determining whether the Baxters had breached

their duty to Teddy and Mr. Goodright? Suppose in your research you found a statute in your state that read as follows: "Owners of dogs known to have dangerous propensities must adequately restrain such dogs so as to prevent injury to others." The Restatement (Second) of Torts § 509 provides that


A possessor of a domestic animal that he knows or has reason to know has dangerous propensities abnormal to its class, is subject to liability for harm done by the animal to another, although he has used the utmost care to prevent it from doing the harm.


What arguments would you make on behalf of the Baxters? On behalf of Teddy and Mr. Goodright?

Subject: Law, Social Science

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