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Hayden Panettiere settles dog sitting lawsuit

Actress Hayden Panettiere has settled a legal dispute with her dog sitter for $4,250 (£3,271).
Tia Brooks sued the Nashville actress in July (16), accusing the star of failing to pay $8,500 (£6,542) as part of a bill for looking after two rescue dogs for Hayden for six years while they were found a permanent home.
Marty Singer, a lawyer for the 27-year-old star, initially claimed in a letter that a mammoth $119,335 ($91,858) bill for caring for the dogs included fees incurred after the dog sitter had rehomed the pooches herself via listings site Craigslist.com.
Tia denied the claim, saying the extra costs included an expensive vets’ bill and extras such as toys and sprays, and responded with the lawsuit demanding $8,500 (£6,542) in unpaid dog sitting fees.
According to the U.S. gossip site, the actress has settled the case by paying half that amount, $4,250 (£3,271).
Earlier this year (16) Hayden debunked rumours she had split from boxer fiance Wladimir Klitschko after being pictured without her engagement ring.
Addressing the speculation about her love life, she posted a snap of herself with Wladimir and their 21-month-old daughter Kaya with the caption, “Missing rings don’t mean the end of relationships. Blessed to be with my beautiful family.”
The star has also been in the headlines over the past year as a bout of postpartum depression sparked has caused her to twice enter a rehab facility.
After announcing her second stint of treatment in May this year (16) she tweeted, “The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life… Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!”

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