Thursday, November 07, 2002

MOE IN THE MIDDLE

Claim West Covina officials have failed to fulfill settlement
By Diana L. Roemer , Staff Writer

St. James and La Donna Davis have filed a new $2 million claim against the city of West Covina, saying the city didn't live up to its May settlement over their pet chimp that ended nearly four years of litigation.

The Davises' attorney, who filed the claim Monday, say they didn't get an agreed-to $100,000 or their pet chimpanzee, Moe, who was supposed to move to Baldwin Park under the May agreement....

Moe was removed from his Vincent Avenue home in September 1999 to the Wildlife Waystation in Lake View Terrace after he bit a West Covina police officer and a visitor to the Davises' home.

He is forbidden to return to West Covina....