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Man Sues Cat Owner Who May Also Be His Wife For $100K

A man is suing a cat owner in the Chicago suburbs after a house cat attack, seeking $100,000 in the suit — but the complainant may very likely also be married to the woman he is suing, or was at one point.

The man is suing cat owner Christine Bobak Baxter, of Homer Glen. Complainant William Baxter was allegedly cat sitting or housesitting when he was “viciously” attacked by the cat in question, a cat allegedly known to have attacked before.

William Baxter allegedly sustained a bite to his ring finger as well as scratches to his arm when the feline “viciously attacked, bit and clawed” him in April of 2011, prompting him to file the six-figure lawsuit.

But local news sources spotted an interesting connection between the man suing the cat owner and the woman being sued on Facebook — the Chicago Sun-Times writes:

“A Facebook profile for a Billy Baxter, of Homer Glen, indicates he is married to a Christine ‘Bobak’ Baxter, of Homer Glen. But it was uncertain whether the Baxter and Bobak involved in the lawsuit are that couple or whether they are married.”

Michael Shammas, an attorney for the man suing the cat owner to whom he may also be married, dodged questions about the pair’s possible matrimonial connection when asked about the finding. Shammas said:

“That’s not something I really want to get into and talk about … I’d rather keep it in the courthouse.”

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