An insurance company contesting an arbitrator’s award following the shooting death of a dog by a neighbor has agreed to settle for $100,000.
The Seattle Times reported Liberty Mutual settled with the attorney representing Jim Anderson of Eltopia.
Anderson’s 7-year-old male English springer spaniel named Chucky was shot and killed in March 2014.
Anderson filed a lawsuit against neighbor Scott Hayes and an arbitrator in August 2015 awarded Anderson $21,400.
Hayes challenged the award but a jury of mostly dog owners earlier this month upped the damages to $36,475.
Liberty Mutual then agreed to settle for $100,000, which includes attorney fees.
Court documents say Chucky was an excellent swimmer and had a vocabulary of more than 100 words.
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