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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 159: Treble damages for injuries caused by dogs ordered to be restrained

Section 159. If a hearing authority or a district court has deemed a dog to be a dangerous dog and such dog wounds a person or worries, wounds or kills any livestock or fowl, the owner or keeper of the dog shall be liable in tort to the person injured by the dog for 3 times the amount of damages sustained by such person.