Howle v. Aqua Illinois, Inc.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 120207
Decision Date: 
October 31, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Vermilion Co.
Justice: 
STEIGMANN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Plaintiff sued for dogbite injuries, under Animal Control Act and common-law negligence. Dogbite occurred at family gathering at house rented by water-treatment plant distribution superintendent, on plant premises. Dog was owned by superintendent, and court properly dismissed defendant water-treatment plant company, as it was not "owner" of dog under Animal Control Act as it did not exercise any measure of care, custody, or control over dog. Although company knew of other dog's dangerous propensities, Plaintiff failed to present any evidence that company knew of such propensities for the dog that bit Plaintiff. (APPLETON and POPE, concurring.)