Trial setting continued in UPS driver's suit over dog attack

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 21, 2015, 8:44am

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge continued an April 6 trial setting in a UPS driver’s lawsuit claiming he suffered injuries in fending off a dog attack.

The case was reset for a case management conference at 9 a.m. on April 29.

UPS worker Steven Campbell sued last November claiming the incident occurred in July 2012 while he was trying to deliver a package to the residence of Kevin Autenrieb in Edwardsville.

Campbell accuses Autenrieb of negligence and of violating Illinois’ Animal Control Act, claiming he harbored a vicious dog. Campbell asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills, lost wages and court fees.

The defendant has denied that he harbored a dog with dangerous and aggressive propensities.

On Feb. 19, third-party defendant UPS filed a motion to continue the trial setting “in order to complete discovery and adequately prepare for trial.”

At the time, depositions of both Campbell and Autenrieb had not occurred.

Todd C. Stanton and Jason D. McKnight of Stanton Law LLC, attorneys for UPS, requested the depositions take place after they had the opportunity to review responses to its written discovery and gather information related to its claims and defenses. The parties agreed.

Michael P. Murphy of Belleville represents Autentrieb.

Charles W. Armbruster and Michael T. Blotevogel of Alton represent Campbell.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 13-L-1904

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