PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing dog owners Frances W. Thomas and Francine Thomas Smith for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
Stephen Stone filed a complaint on April 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendants negligently allowed their dog to roam around their backyard without adequate fencing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was attacked and bitten in the face by defendants' pit bull while he was doing landscaping on the premises adjacent to the defendants' property. As a result, the plaintiff claims that he has suffered lacerations and punctures on his face, scarring, horrible mental anguish and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly preventing their dog from attacking others.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds $75,000, plus interest. He is represented by Robert P. Snyder and Erik P. Snyder of Snyder Law Group PC in King of Prussia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:18-cv-01705-JLS