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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Mazur, Catherine


AC40787 - Coppedge v. Travis (Personal injury; "The defendant dog owner, Curtis Travis, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a trial to the court, in favor of the plaintiff, Camila Coppedge, in this tort action, commenced pursuant to General Statutes (Rev. to 2013) § 22-357, commonly known as the dog bite statute. On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) '[t]he evidence supports a finding that . . . § 22-357 does not apply as the dog's conduct was innocent,' and (2) '[t]he evidence does not support a finding of proximate cause.' We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")