Bike rider bit by dog takes owner to court

Kelly Holleran Nov. 18, 2008, 1:34am

Jane D. Schneider has filed suit against Michael Aleman, alleging she was seriously injured after his dog attacked her.

Schneider was riding a bicycle on Breckenridge Street in Belleville on Oct. 4 when she was bitten by Aleman's dog, according to the complaint filed Nov. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Because of her injuries, Schneider suffered pain, permanent disability and disfigurement and incurred medical expenses, the suit states.

Aleman is liable under the Animal Control Act, she claims.

She is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

Brad L. Badgley of Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 08-L-579.

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