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Archive of: Landlord Liability

New Case Further Solidifies That A Landlord Is Not Liable For Injuries Caused By A Tenant's Dog

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Dog Bites, Landlord Liability / Comments

A recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision has been recommended for publication that will assist landlords in defending against any claims filed by a third party that was bitten by a tenant’s dog.The case of Ladewig v. Tremmel, (2010AP1925) involved a claim for negligence against two landlords by a neighborhood boy that was bitten by the landlords’ tenant’s pit bull.The Court of Appeals was reviewing the trial court decision ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Against Landlord in Maryland Arms Case and Chooses To Avoid Answering The Bigger Question

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Caselaw, Tenant Damage, Rental Agreements / Comments

The Wisconsin Supreme Court filed its opinion in this very important case on July 7, 2010.  While the majority opinion ruled against the landlord it did not go so far as to say that a landlord and tenant could not allocate liability for damage (when neither party was negligent in causing the damage) in their rental agreement. If you would like to review the specific facts of the case and the ...

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