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Sponsor says amendment guts dog-bite bill

Legislation to overturn a Maryland high court ruling holding pit bull owners strictly liable for injuries their dogs cause hit a snag last week when a Senate committee approved an amendment that a sponsoring delegate said guts the bill and violates an agreement he had with the panel’s chairman.

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House panel takes up dog-law compromise

The Baltimore man whose 10-year-old son’s mauling by a pit bull prompted Maryland’s top court to hold owners of that breed strictly liable assailed legislation Wednesday that would enable all dog owners to evade liability if they did not suspect their pet was dangerous.

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