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Priebe v. Nelson, S126412

The veterinarian's rule bars a kennel worker's strict liability claim against a dog owner under the "dog bite statute," Civil Code section 3342, for injuries sustained from a dog bite or attack while the worker was caring for the owner's dog boarded at the kennel.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/28/2006
  • Published 08/28/2006


  • BAXTER, J.


  • Supreme Court of California


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Ruel Walker, W. Ruel Walker, Oakland;  Janssen, Malloy, Needham, Morrison, Reinholtsen & Crowley, W. Timothy Needham and Michael Morrison, Eureka, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Chapman, Popik & White, Susan M. Popik, Benjamin J. Riley, San Francisco;  Mitchell, Brisso, Delaney & Vrieze and Nancy K. Delaney, Eureka, for Defendant and Appellant.
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