Court: Company Not Liable After K-9 They Trained Attacked Woman

L.P. Phillips
June 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm

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DALLAS (KRLD) - A divided Texas Supreme Court ruled today that a Texas company cannot be held liable for an attack on a civilian by a bomb-sniffing dog that they trained and sold.

In 2011, at Camp Mike Spann in northern Afghanistan, a bomb-sniffing dog named Kallie got out of its pen and attacked clerk Latasha Freeman, a civilian employee.

The dog was trained by the Hill Country Dog Center of Texas and sold to the Army by American K-9.

In arguments before the Texas Supreme Court, Freeman's lawyer Chad Flores said the dog was not trained the way it should have been

But arguing for American KL-9, Wallace Jefferson said this was a case of the army failing to build the kennel the right way.

The court ruled this is an army problem and that the army cannot be sued. Therefore, the suit was dismissed.