The lawyer for the family who lost their beloved French bulldog on a United flight has confirmed the airline has settled with his clients, according to TMZ.
The 9-month-old puppy, Kokito, stopped breathing on a March flight from Houston to New York after a flight attendant instructed his owner, Catalina Robledo, to place him in the overhead bin rather than under the seat.
United claimed full responsibility for the “tragic accident” and offered to compensate the family, although the family’s lawyer, Evan Oshan, confirmed in early May that the family was considering filing a lawsuit.
Now, Oshan says the airline has settled with the Robledo family, though the amount of the settlement was not disclosed, TMZ reported.
In a statement from United, the airline again said it was "deeply sorry for this tragic accident" and that it had been working with the Robledos "to reach a resolution."
"In March, we began a comprehensive review of our transportation of animals," the statement continued. "We also recently announced our collaboration with [NGO] American Humane to make significant improvements in our program and adhere to the best practices of animal comfort, well-being and travel on behalf of our customers and their pets."
As the statement above referenced, United recently announced it would no longer allow the transportation of 25 specific breeds of dogs and cats on the airline. The carrier said Wednesday they are revising their PetSafe travel program and, effective June 18, they will ban short-nosed and snub-nosed dogs, as well as “strong-jawed” breeds “out of concern for higher adverse health risks.”
Fox News' Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.