$100M ‘symbolic’ judgment entered in dog attack case

Associated Press

Detroit — A $100 million judgment has been awarded to a man who was viciously attacked by a pack of dogs outside a Detroit home.

Attorney Mark Bernstein calls the amount awarded Tuesday to Steve Constantine an “enormously symbolic statement” against irresponsible dog owners.

Constantine lost most of his left arm, his left leg below the knee and his left ear in the October mauling. Police killed one dog and rounded up at least 11 others.

Derick Felton faces trial on charges of harboring a dangerous animal causing serious injury. He and his mother, Elizabeth Collins Felton, are named in the civil case.

Bernstein said they didn’t attend Tuesday’s civil hearing at Wayne County Circuit Court.

The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Felton and his mother.