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Woman sues dog owner over injuries sustained protecting her dog

By Annie Cosby | Mar 18, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured when a dog attacked her dog.

Anita Goodman filed a lawsuit March 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Jose Garcia, citing negligence and the Illinois Animal Control Act.

According to the complaint, Goodman was walking her dog past the property owned by Garcia on West 56th Place in Summit on Jan. 1, 2013, when Garcia's dog attacked and bit her dog. Goodman claims she fell to the ground to protect her dog and sustained injuries.

Goodman is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. She is being represented in the case by attorney Michael A. Kosner of The Deratany Firm.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L002561.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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