Six months after he sued a woman whose cat he claimed "viciously attacked" him, a Homer Glen man is backing out of his court battle.
The attorney for William Baxter filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss his lawsuit against Homer Glen woman Christine Bobak, the owner of the cat he accused of taking him on "without provocation."
According to his lawsuit, Baxter was "attempting to feed the cat" in April 2011 when it "viciously attacked, bit and clawed" him.
The lawsuit said Bobak "should have known (her) cat had vicious propensities in that, upon information and belief, the cat had attacked at least one other person on at least one prior occasion."
Baxter suffered "great pain and anguish," both in his "body and mind," the lawsuit said. It also said the cat inflicted "severe and permanent injuries," and that Baxter "will in the future continue to suffer."
Baxter wanted at least $100,000 for all that.
Bobak responded to a Facebook message after the lawsuit was filed last spring. She declined to comment on the matter.
Baxter and Bobak's case is due back in court later this month.