Molly English-Bowers Dec. 1, 2015, 2:25pm


A Shiloh couple is suing two neighbors, alleging negligence for injuries they and their dog sustained when the neighbors' dog attacked them.

Carolyn Eaton and Harrison Kent Eaton filed a lawsuit on Oct. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Linda Green and Robert Green, alleging negligence and violation of the Illinois Animal Control Act.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 23 the Eatons were on the front porch of their Shiloh home with their dog Chloe when the defendants' dog, which appeared to be of the Rottweiller family,  attacked them and their dog without provocation. As a result, the plaintiffs' dog died and they were severely injured, the suit says.

The plaintiffs allege they suffered permanent pain, mental anguish, disability, veterinary bills, property damage and the loss of their dog.

The Eatons seek at least $75,000 in damages, court costs and attorney fees. They are represented by attorney Samantha S. Unsell of Keefe & Keefe of Belleville. 

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-609

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