Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has ordered a UPS driver claiming injuries from fending off a dog attack to produce medical records and other documents related to his case.
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. He asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills, lost wages and court fees.
Autentrieb’s attorney Michael P. Murphy of Belleville has argued that Campbell has failed to produce “clearly discoverable” documents related to the incident, including a workers' compensation claim Campbell filed against UPS.
In his July 23 order, Mudge wrote that plaintiff was required to produce by Aug. 8 "pleadings, any non-privileged correspondence they or their attorneys have had with the employer's lawyers or the employer's third party administrator, and any medical records..."
"Plaintiffs are also to produce a privilege log of any documents that are being withheld pursuant to a claim of attorney-client privilege, work product or otherwise, containing a general description of what documents have been withheld..."
Autentrieb has denied that he harbored a dog with dangerous and aggressive propensities.
Attorneys Charles W. Armbruster and Michael T. Blotevogel of Alton represent Campbell.
Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-1904