Zoo settles tiger attack suit

Associated Press

The San Francisco Zoo has settled a lawsuit with two brothers who survived the tiger attack on Christmas Day 2007 that killed their friend.

The zoo issued a statement saying it was thankful the lawsuit with Kulbir and Amirtpal “Paul” Dhaliwal had been settled. The brothers survived an attack by an escaped Siberian tiger. Carlos Sousa Jr., 17, was killed. Sousa’s parents also reached a settlement with the zoo.

Details of both lawsuits remain secret. The San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle, citing anonymous sources, report that the brothers will receive $900,000.