Pit bull owner drops lawsuit over beagle killing
Dec. 03, 2014
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered a neighbor's yard through a hole in the fence and killed their beagle has dropped a lawsuit against them seeking up to $1 million.
Emerald White claimed she was "seriously injured" as she tried to stop the Oct. 27 attack, and accused her neighbor, Tiffany Baker, of failing to securely confine and restrict their 10-year-old dog, Bailey, who died.
The Bakers then sought legal sanctions against White, saying her lawsuit was frivolous and noting her pit bulls were declared dangerous and vicious under a Texas City ordinance. Such a designation requires the posting of signs, fences and liability coverage.
The Houston Chronicle says the Bakers withdrew their sanctions request in return for White dropping her lawsuit, according to court documents released Monday.