Actor Ashley Hamilton has been hit with legal papers after his dog allegedly attacked another pooch and its owner during a stroll in Los Angeles earlier this year (09).
Shannen Doherty's ex-husband is being sued by Michael Cohen, who claims Hamilton acted "negligently, carelessly and recklessly" when he let his American Staffordshire Terrier off its leash in Runyon Canyon - allowing it to take a bite out of the plaintiff's mutt.
According to, Cohen further accuses Hamilton's dog of biting him on the hand and wrist as he held his injured dog, before attempting to run away - but he tripped and fell and caused more damage to his arm.
Cohen is suing for damages.
Hamilton - the son of veteran actor George Hamilton and model-turned-filmmaker Alana Stewart - was married to the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star for one year in 1993.