No. 4-97-0229.

689 N.E.2d 332 (1997)

293 Ill. App.3d 892

228 Ill.Dec. 460

David B. DOCHERTY, as Father and Next Friend of Philip M. Docherty, a Minor, and David B. Docherty, Individually, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Roger L. SADLER, Defendant-Appellee.

Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District.

December 31, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John W. Robertson, John R. Rehn, Barash & Stoerzbach, P.C., Galesburg, for David B. Docherty.

Karen L. Kendall, Craig L. Unrath, Gary D. Nelson, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Peoria, for Roger L. Sadler.

Justice KNECHT delivered the opinion of the court:

Minor plaintiff, Philip Docherty, was injured when defendant's dog collided with him. Minor plaintiff's father brought a complaint under the Animal Control Act (Act) (510 ILCS 5/1 et seq. (West 1996)). Defendant moved to dismiss, stating minor plaintiff was an "owner" for purposes of the Act and thereby exempt from protection under the Act. The trial court granted...


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