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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Glidden v. Szybiak et al (two cases)

Headnote

To what extent should the law protect an owner from minimal interference with his or her property? Plaintiff--a four-year-old--encountered a dog belonging to the defendant. While playing with the dog, the plaintiff climbed on the dog and pulled its years. The dog then bit the plaintiff's nose. A state statute allowed for recovery from injury by a dog, unless the injured party was engaged in the commission of a trespass or another tort while injured.