Our client was an adorable 4-year old girl that was visiting her friend next door when she was viciously bit in the face by a dog that the homeowner was dog sitting for her son. We sued the homeowner because she was negligent in allowing the little girls to play with the dog while it was eating, which is when the bite occurred. We also alleged that she fit within the definition of owner, so we also pleaded that she was liable under California’s strict liability law. We also sued the registered owner of the dog. After filing suit, the registered owner immediately tendered his $100,000 policy. The homeowner on the other hand, put up a bit of a fight, alleging that her wounds were not worth the combined policy limits. Ultimately, the homeowner came to her senses and tendered her $300,000 policy limits too.