East St. Louis - A woman is suing after a neighbor's dog allegedly attacked her.
Pamela Mobley filed the suit on Dec. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Adrius Coleman, the dog's owner; and Parsons Place LP, where the dog lives with its owner.
The suit alleges violation of the Illinois Animal Control Act, as well as negligence on behalf of Coleman and Parsons Place. The suit alleges the defendant did not monitor the property sufficiently to become aware of the dog's behavior and it allegedly should have known the dog is a pit bull.
The plaintiff was walking to her vehicle near the defendant's residence on Jan. 14, 2014 when the dog allegedly charged at her, causing her to injure her left knee.
The suit claims that Mobley's injuries are permanent and continuing, and have resulted in surgery and scarring. She allegedly also has experienced mental anguish, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
Mobley seeks at least $50,000 from each of the defendants, as well as court costs. She is represented by Ashley Vaughan and Amanda J. Sextro of Brown & Crouppen PC of St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-729