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McKeesport woman sues over pit bull attack

Brian Bowling
| Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A McKeesport woman claims in a lawsuit in Allegheny County Common Pleas court that the owner of a pit bull knew the dog was dangerous before an Aug. 13 attack that disfigured her.

Jade Nicora, 22, says in the lawsuit, filed Monday, that the dog, Sampson, knocked her to the ground and bit her on her face and mouth. She had accompanied a friend, Brittany Hayes, to the home of David Nemes where Hayes was picking up her child in a custody transfer, the lawsuit says. Nemes knew his dog was dangerous because it had previously attacked at least one other person, but he failed to get any training for the dog, the lawsuit says.

Nicora is suing Hayes and Nemes, both of McKeesport. There was no phone listing for Hayes or Nemes. Nicora's lawyer, Todd Elliott, said she is suing for disfigurement, medical costs and pain and suffering.

McKeesport police charged Nemes with harboring a dangerous animal, but District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr. dismissed the charge on Nov. 17, according to court records.

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