TEXAS - PIT BULL'S BITE RESULTS IN $1.3 MILLION AWARD
On May 18, a judge awarded $1.3 million to the owner of a dog boarding business who was bitten by a pit bull. On Feb. 7, 2013, plaintiff Amber Rickles, the owner of the dog boarding business in Spring, was bitten by a pit bull owned by Jennifer Romano. Plaintiff's counsel maintained that the dog bit down hard enough to fracture her right distal ulna in her dominant arm. She also sustained dog bites on her left wrist, left breast and dominant right forearm.
Rickles v. Romano, No. 201330631
Court: 190th District Court, Harris County
Plaintiff Attorneys: John Thomas Foster, Bellaire; Robin E. McIlhenny, Bellaire