Utah Man Seeks To Use Dog Bite Lawsuit As Catalyst For Overarching Law Reform.

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When Utah resident Taylor Stanford heard that his 100-pound Rottweiler had bitten a contractor hired to fix Stanford’s sprinkler system, he was shocked. After initially downplaying the severity of the injury, the injured contractor reportedly threatened to file suit against Stanford. Stanford, for his part, alleges that he explicitly instructed the contractor reportedly to give him notice of when he was coming; instead, the contractor entered Stanford’s yard unannounced, and the Rottweiler, protecting his territory, bit the contractor on the hand. Because he would have taken precautions had he known exactly when the contractor was coming, Stanford denies liability for the incident.

More than just denying liability, however, Stanford also aims to fix what he sees as a flaw in the Utah legal system. He disagrees with the idea that anyone who wanders on his property without warning and is bitten by his dog has the basis for a lawsuit, and argues that there needs to be sufficient warning. Stanford has therefore contacted state lawmakers in an effort to remedy what he sees as an unjust situation, and is hopeful that his lobbying efforts will pay off.

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