Successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Dog Attack Case

John Fedor and Brittney Lee successfully moved for summary judgment in favor of a motel operator and its employee against claims that a motel resident’s dog’s attack caused another guest to fall and sustain multilevel disc herniations and radiculopathies that required treatment and surgical repair estimated at $75,000 – $120,000 and caused lost wages of approximately $40,000 – $50,000.

The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge agreed with the defense arguments and found that the facts developed by defense counsel through thorough investigation and discovery and applicable law established as a matter of law the absence of a duty on the part of the motel operator and its employee to protect plaintiff against the alleged attack and injuries.