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Lawsuit blames Amtrak, horticultural society for pit bull attack


By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

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PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing the Neighborhood Garden Trust, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Amtrak, property controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Anthony Coleman recently filed a complaint on in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they negligently allowed broken and dilapidated fencing to remain in a state of disrepair. The defendants on Oct. 24 removed the case to Philadelphia federal court.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 8, 2016, he was walking along the 1800 block of West Glenwood Avenue when he was brutally attacked by at least two pitbulls that were located on defendants' property. He sustained multiple severe injuries to and about his body and extremities and incurred substantial medical expenses and loss of wages, he says.

The plaintiff holds Neighborhood Garden Trust, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Amtrak responsible because the defendants allegedly improperly installed and maintained the fencing located on their property and failed to give adequate warning of the dangerous propensities of their pitbulls.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $50,000, with interest and costs. He is represented by Charles Cooper of Cooper & Schall PC in Philadelphia.

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