Woman alleges dog bite while delivering package in Highland

By Michael Abella | Nov 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A delivery driver is suing a Highland couple after she was allegedly bit by their dog while delivering a package.

Mary Scheibel filed a complaint on Oct. 24 in Madison County Circuit Court against Eric Nanney and Leah Nanney, alleging negligence and that they violated the Animal Control Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 1, 2014, she was peaceably returning to her vehicle after delivering a package to defendants' home when their dog allegedly came from behind, knocked her down and began biting her in the right knee and leg. 

Scheibel claims she sustained severe and permanent injuries, causing her to suffer pain, mental anguish and large sum of money necessary for medical treatment.

The plaintiff alleges the Nanneys negligently allowed their dog to be unattended, failed to control their dog and failed to warn her of the dog's vicious nature and its tendency to attack and bite persons even without provocation, the suit states.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against each defendant for an amount of more than $50,000, plus costs of this suit and any other relief as the court deems proper. She is represented by Micah S. Summers of Walton Telken Foster LLC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1462

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