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Sec. 3. (a) The owner of a domestic animal described in section 2 of this chapter may:
(1) tender to the person injured by the domestic animal:
(A) any costs that have accrued; and
(B) an amount, in lieu of damage, which equals or exceeds the amount of damages awarded by the court or by a jury in an action filed to recover damages caused by the actions of the domestic animal; or
(2) offer in writing to confess judgment for the amounts set forth in subdivision (1);
before an action filed to recover damages caused by a domestic animal described in section 2 of this chapter proceeds to trial.
(b) If the person injured by the domestic animal described in section 2 of this chapter rejects the tender or offer under subsection (a) and causes a trial for damages to proceed, the person injured:
(1) shall pay the costs of the trial; and
(2) may recover only the damages awarded.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 32. Property § 32-26-2-3 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-32-property/in-code-sect-32-26-2-3/
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