05/04/2012 04:16 pm ET

Maryland Court Declares Pit Bulls Are 'Inherently Dangerous'

Things just got tougher for pit bulls in need of a home in Maryland now that the Maryland Court of Appeals has deemed the breed to be "inherently dangerous." The new ruling paves the way for legal action for anyone attacked by a pit bull or pit bull mix in the state. Not only will the owner of an attacking pit bull be strictly liable for damages, but even a landlord who rents to a pit bull owner will be culpable.

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