Final judgment entered in dog bite suit

David Yates Feb. 22, 2013, 11:12am

A final judgment has been entered in litigation brought by Edward Clontz, a utility meter reader who sued after he was attacked by two dogs. 

As previously reported, Clontz filed suit against the dogs owners, Beverly Hood and Gregory Rosenberger, on Jan. 21, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show a final judgment was entered in the case on April 9, stating that the plaintiff recover damages.

A release of judgment was entered April 23, stating that Clontz acknowledges a receipt of $7,040.45.

The suit alleged that on April 29, 2010, Clontz was reading a utility meter at 5325 Landry Lane in Beaumont when two 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.”

Court records show that on Feb. 21 Rosenberger filed a motion for summary judgment, stating that Clontz negligently ignored the two “beware of dog” signs posted on both sides of his home.

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

Rosenberger is represented by Beaumont attorney Richard Hatfield of Harris, Duesler & Hatfield.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, presided over the litigation.

Case No. A189-210

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