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Dog owners reach settlement agreement in attack suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 5, 2017

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Two dog owners have settled a lawsuit alleging the plaintiff’s dog was attacked in her front yard by the defendant’s pit bull.

Plaintiff Raye Moore filed a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice on Dec. 4 pursuant to a settlement agreement between the parties.

Moore filed the complaint May 15 against Amy Jo McLaughlin.

In her complaint, Moore alleges she was walking her Labrador on a leash in her front yard on April 12 when she and her dog were attacked by a pit pull owned by the defendant.

As a result, Moore claims she and her dog suffered physical injuries and incurred medical expenses.

Moore alleges McLaughlin failed to properly supervise her pet when outside and exposed to other animals, failed to properly train her dog to avoid harming others and failed to warn others about the dangers.

She sought a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and any other relief the court deemed just.

McLaughlin answered the complaint on July 21 through attorneys Martin Morrissey and Brandon Powell of Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey PC in Edwardsville.

She denied the allegations against her and only admitted that at some point, Moore “apparently tried to separate the dogs.”

Moore was represented by Jack Daugherty of the Law Office of Keith Short PC in Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-649

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