Condo visitor alleges negligence led to dog attack

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 9, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a Clearwater condominium association, alleging negligence led to her being attacked by a dog. 

Julie Mendel filed a complaint July 5 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Cami Rettman, Tom Boyd, Evan Jenkinson and The Fountains at Countryside Condominium Association Inc., alleging the defendants failed to maintain the premises in reasonably safe condition for their invitees.

According to the complaint, on April 3, 2016, Mendel was lawfully upon the defendants property, 2500 Winding Creek Blvd., Unit F102, Clearwater, when she was attacked by Rettman's and Boyd's vicious dog. Mendel says she was injured in and about her head, neck and face, and suffered pain, medical expenses and physical scarring, deformity and a handicap. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to take reasonable precautions to guard or protect others from the viciousness and danger of the dog and failed to warn others about it.

Mendel seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, court costs, interest and all other appropriate relief. She is represented by attorney Joseph R. Bryant of Morgan & Morgan Tampa PA in Tampa.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18C4457

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