March trial set for meter reader who was mauled by dogs

David Yates Sep. 15, 2011, 4:33am

A docket control plan order has been entered a suit filed by Edward Clontz, a utility meter reader who sued after he was attacked by a pack of dogs.

As previously entered, Clontz filed suit against the dogs owners, Beverly Hood and Gregory Rosenberger, on Jan. 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

On July 15 Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, signed off on the case's plan order, setting the case for a March 2012 trial if the parties fail to mediate the case on or before Jan. 31, 2012.

Court records show that on April 29, 2010, Clontz was reading a utility meter at 5325 Landry Lane in Beaumont when a pack of dogs attacked him.

"The defendants failed to keep dogs properly restrained," the suit states. "Defendants were aware, or should have been aware, of the dangerous propensities of the dogs."

Clontz is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Beaumont attorney Anthony Malley III of the Moore Landrey law firm represents him.

Case No. A189-210

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