Barney The Dog: A Presidential Liability

President Bush has a lot to worry about. The economy, two wars, eating pretzels and Barney his dog.


It seems the Reuters reporter isn’t the only person that Barney has bitten. The Boston Globe has this article about how Barney drew blood when he bit the wrist of the Celtics public relations director in September.

What would happen if Barney bit someone in Connecticut?

President and Mrs. Bush would be strictly liable for his actions.

Click here for a brief summary of Connecticut dog bite law.

Don’t be surprised if┬áPresident Bush starts pushing for tort reform before he leaves office.

If that fails, don’t be surprised to hear Barney begging for a pardon.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him or 860 471 8333

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