one-bite rule

Definition of "one-bite rule"
  1. A law making a pet owner accountable for harm inflicted by their pet if they had prior knowledge of the pet's tendency to cause such harm
How to use "one-bite rule" in a sentence
  1. Under the one-bite rule, since his dog had never shown aggression before, he was not held responsible for the bites.
  2. Due to the one-bite rule, the owner who knew about his dog’s aggressive behavior was liable for the injuries.
  3. The one-bite rule protected the dog owner from liability as her pet had no previous record of biting people.

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