Property Ownership Not Enough to Establish Dog Ownership

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently altered how Wisconsin's dog bite statute, Wis. Stat. § 174.02, can hold property owners liable for dog bite injuries. It is now more difficult to win money from the owner of a property where a bite occurs. In Augsburger v. Homestead Mutual Insurance Company, the highest court in the state addressed the following question: When an individual owns a dog, but the animal is housed on [...]