The case of the not so nice dog
The Airey family was in the market for a soft and cuddly dog. After a two day search that included only Internet postings, they found a canine that interested them. The pictures showed a brown and fluffy dog. The Airey family called up the owners of the animal.
During the conversation, Doug Airey specifically asked if the dog was loving and gentle and nice. The response was in the affirmative. Doug, now assured of the dog’s temperament, made arrangements to meet the current dog owner in a city that was favorable for both to meet up at.
The arranged meeting went nicely. Doug brought home the oh-so-adorable dog. The family was excited. However, all was not well.
After a week, it became apparent that the pooch was irritable and mean. Hoping to deal with the issue, the Airey family tried to have patience with their new dog. Eventually there was an incident. Susan Airey was bitten while trying to move the dog off the couch.
The dog would not let go of her at first, but eventually Doug was able to get the dog off. This event was the last straw and Susan Airey called up the dog’s previous owner. She told them what happened. The previous owners admitted that the canine had once bitten somebody before.
Susan ended up at the hospital because the dog bite became intensely infected. She had to spend 3 full days there. Her arm will never be the same aesthetically, although it functions properly.
The question is whether the Airey family has a legal action against the previous dog owners for fraud and misrepresentation including the damages from the dog bite. Discuss in the comments below.