Pittsburgh Zoo Says Mauled Boy's Mom Is Liable For Death

Law360, Philadelphia (September 12, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium said Monday that the mother of a 2-year-old boy who was killed after falling into a pen of wild dogs at the zoo in November should be held responsible for her son’s death.

The zoo, which was sued in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in May after Maddox Derkosh was mauled to death by the animals, said that the boy’s mother, Elizabeth Derkosh, had failed to exercise proper care and caution when she lifted up her son to...
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