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.
- Decided 08/28/2006
- Published 08/28/2006
- 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.