From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 2011:
TACOMA, EUREKA, EVANSVILLE--Pierce County, Washington, on August 24, 2011 filed notice of intent to appeal an August 12 jury award of $2.2 million to pit bull terrier attack victim Sue Gorman, 63, of Gig Harbor.
The jury directed Pierce County to pay damages of $924,000 to Gorman for alleged negligence in responding to many previous complaints about the pit bulls who burst through an open sliding glass door late the night of August 21, 2007, mauling her service dog and killing a Jack Russell terrier whom Gorman was keeping for a friend. Awakened by the attack, Gorman was injured when she tried to intervene. Read more