Recent Important Decisions

Animals – Knowledge of Vicious Propensity – Owner not Liable for Dog Upsetting Ford – The defendant’s dog had been in the habit of following and barking at automobiles, and this fact was known to the defendant. The plaintiff was riding with her husband in a Ford car, when suddenly the defendant’s dog jumped in front of them. By running over the dog, the car was thrown against an embankment and the plaintiff was injured. Held, that the plaintiff was not entitled to recover, there being no evidence of a vicious propensity in the dog. Melicker v. Sedlacek (Iowa, i92o), 179 N. W. 197.