Alleged cat attack leads to lawsuit against Oak Park woman

By Annie Cosby | Oct 31, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was attacked by a cat on a sidewalk in Oak Park.

Julia G. Campione filed a lawsuit Oct. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against Wendy Stasell, alleging negligence and violations of the Illinois Animal Control Act.

According to the complaint, Campione was walking on the public sidewalk near Stasell's property in Oak Park on June 16, when she was attacked by the defendant's cat, which scratched, bit, or clawed at her.

Campione is seeking more than $30,000 in damages, plus costs, and is represented by attorney Michael P. Concannon of Michael P. Concannon Ltd. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L010872.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in 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 represents only one side of the story.

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