Maryland pitbull task force to examine court ruling
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers have been appointed to a task force to study the impact of a court ruling by the state's highest court on pit bulls.
Appointments to the task force were announced in a letter on Tuesday by House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
The task force is in response to a Court of Appeals last month ruling that pit bulls are an inherently dangerous breed.
The ruling means that when an attack involves a pit bull, plaintiffs in civil lawsuits don't have to prove the animal's prior violent behavior for the owner to be held liable for damages.
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