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West's Montana Code Annotated. Title 27. Civil Liability, Remedies, and Limitations. Chapter 1. Availability of Remedies--Liability. Part 7. Liability.

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Citation: MT ST 27-1-715

Citation: MCA 27-1-715


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2013

Summary:   This Montana statute provides that the owner of any dog which shall without provocation bite any person while such person is on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of such dog, located within an incorporated city or town shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness.


Statute in Full:


(1) The owner of a dog that without provocation bites a person while the person is on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, located within an incorporated city or town is liable for damages that may be suffered by the person bitten regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of the viciousness.

(2) A person is lawfully upon the private property of the owner within the meaning of this section when the person is on the property in the performance of any duty imposed upon the person by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States of America or when the person is on the property as an invitee or licensee of the person lawfully in possession of the property.

CREDIT(S)

Enacted by Laws 1943, ch. 113, § 1; Revised Code of Montana 1947, 17-409. Amended by Laws 2009, ch. 56, § 588, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Laws 2009, ch. 56, amended this section to provide gender neutral language and conform to current bill drafting standards.

 



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