LAFAYETTE – A Vernon Parish mother has filed a suit over a dog attack that occurred in Fort Polk which she alleges injured her children.
Angela Herrington, on behalf of Christiana Thomas & Wyatt Herrington, minors filed a complaint on May 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against Anya Ashley, Robert Ashley and Corvias Military Living LLC alleging that defendant Corvias breached its duty to safe guard members living in their housing units against unreasonable dangers.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 22, 2016, plaintiff's minor child Wyatt Herrington was viciously attacked by a dog owned by the Ashleys and in the presence of his sister Christina Thomas. The suit states the children suffered damages both physically and emotionally.
The plaintiff holds Anya Ashley, Robert Ashley and Corvias Military Living LLC responsible because defendants Ashleys negligently fenced/secured their dog and Corvias failed to properly inspect and safeguard against the animal.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order for defendants to produce and destroy the dog, award for compensatory damages, costs, judicial interest and all other proper relief. She is represented by Joseph J. Long of Law Offices of Joseph J. Long in Baton Rouge, Mary K. Beaird in Leesville and Wesley R. Bailey in Leesville.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-00643