Defense Verdict – Dog Bite Case

Aleman v. Alberti, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV35390

This was an action brought by a guardian ad litem on behalf of an 11-year-old boy who was bitten by a pit bull. The suit alleged that Defendant Alberti was the landlord and co-tenant of the man who owned the dog.  The dog’s owner was walking the dog off-leash when it attacked the child.  Plaintiff alleged that Alberti was negligent for failing to screen her tenants, allowing the dog’s owner to run his dog off-leash and failing to confine the dog who she should have known might run off-leash.  Plaintiff sought $2,882 for past medical expenses, $1,200 for future medical expenses and $100,000 for non-economic damages.

Defendant Alberti denied that she bore any responsibility for the actions of the dog and its owner.

Plaintiff’s Counsel –Timothy Grabe

Defense Counsel – Joel Petersen

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – January 30, 2018

February 16, 2018

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