No. C5-90-75.

465 N.W.2d 62 (1991)

James LEWELLIN, on Behalf of the HEIRS OF Chazdon LEWELLIN, deceased, and James Lewellin, individually, Respondents, v. Susan HUBER, et al., Petitioners, Appellants.

Supreme Court of Minnesota.

January 25, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J.D. Haas, Eden Prairie, for appellants.

William A. Erhart, Marvin & Erhart, Anoka, for respondents.

Heard, considered, and decided by the court en banc.

SIMONETT, Justice.

This case concerns liability under the dog owner's liability statute, Minn.Stat. § 347.22 (1990). The court of appeals ruled that a dog's nonhostile behavior which sets in motion a chain of events causing injury to a person some distance away comes within the statute and may impose liability on the dog owner. We disagree and reverse.

This case was presented to the trial court on cross-motions for summary judgment based on stipulated...

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