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Donna Engle


Donna Engle is a freelance writer and retired attorney who practiced family law and landlord-tenant law. She is a graduate of the Ohio State Universit and the University of Maryland School of Law. Although she cannot provide legal advice, she enjoys providing legal information that may help people with law-related questions.
  • Comment in the inbox: information in the Legal Matters column published May 9 was, “factually not accurate in how Maryland law treats dog bite cases.” The information from the website is, in fact, outdated. The reader is correct. The General Assembly changed the applicable section of the law in 2019. The statute now in effect says in part, “In an action against an owner of a dog for damages for personal injury or death caused by the dog, evidence that the dog caused the personal injury or death creates a rebuttable presumption that the owner knew or should have known that the dog had vicious or dangerous propensities.”
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