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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Arnold J. Franken, Appellant, v. City of Sioux Center, Iowa, Appellee.

Headnote

When a plaintiff is injured by an animal owned by the defendant, who should bear the cost of the injuries? Defendant city purchased a Bengal tiger and temporarily housed it in plaintiff's warehouse. Plaintiff was seriously injured when he stuck his hand into the tiger's cage. The plaintiff alleged that he had witnessed others safely petting the tiger before.