Agent

Dog-injury victim faces setback in lawsuit

Should landlord have known terrier had mean streak?
Published on Jan 17, 2007

Lila Chee, 71, is a resident-owner of a condominium at the Marina Seagate complex. She was injured when a Jack Russell terrier owned by Olga Kiymaz, who rented the next-door condominium, ran out of Kiymaz's unit. The unleashed dog jumped on Chee, causing her to fall and sustain numerous injuries. Kiymaz rented the condo from owner Jerome Brown, who hired Amanda Goldt Property Management to find a tenant and collect the rent for his condo. Kiymaz filed bankruptcy and was dismissed from this lawsuit. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Chee sued Brown, Goldt Property Management and the condo homeowner's association for premises liability "by allowing a dangerous condition to exist," posing a risk of harm to persons in the common areas, and negligence. She alleged Brown knew or should have known of the dog's dangerous propensities and foreseeable risk of harm, so Brown should be vicariously liable for tenant Kiymaz's acts. The condo CC&Rs (conditions, covenants and restrictions) al...

Comments