http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id...ed-With-Lawsuit-Against-Shelter#ixzz3GMX12FHQ A woman bitten by a dog can proceed with her suit against the shelter from which she adopted the animal, on claims that it failed to tell her the dog had been adopted and returned twice before. Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman said Alice Tighe—who was bitten in the face by her black Labrador retriever Lucky—raised factual issues of concealed fraud that survived a summary judgment motion from North Shore Animal League America, which calls itself the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Seventeen-month-old Lucky bit Tighe in May 2012, four months after she had adopted him. Lucky was euthanized by local animal control officials, Tighe's attorney, Neil Zirlin, managing attorney of Joseph T. Mullen Jr. & Associates, said in an interview. Zirlin said Tighe called the shelter after she was bitten and was told by an employee that Lucky had been returned once before. Tighe "got the impression she wasn't getting the whole story, which she wasn't," Zirlin said. After Tighe sued the organization in 2013, Zirlin said he learned about the rest of Lucky's backstory through discovery. Tighe argued she had not been informed the dog had been twice adopted and returned, nor was she told of its biting history. In the first return, the dog was sent back after three months because the family's babysitter did not like him and threatened to quit. The dog was returned less than a month after the second adoption because he had bitten the family's 12-year-old daughter in the face. After the bite, the organization said it created a report, segregated the dog for 10 days and evaluated it. The shelter said trainers determined Lucky had no aggressive personality traits and released him for adoption. In an interview, Zirlin credited North Shore generally for the "great services" it performs. "What North Shore did here is reprehensible," he said, noting Tighe "always had a dog" leading up to the incident but has been unable to do so since.