Pierce Brosnan lawsuit dismissed 'after insurance company drops case' stemming from his Malibu mansion blaze that spread to neighbor's home
A lawsuit filed earlier this month against Pierce Brosnan for costs related to a 2015 fire at his Malibu mansion has been dismissed.
The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company had sought reimbursement of costs of repairs to the star's neighbor's home that was damaged after a blaze in Brosnan's garage spread to the adjacent property.
But the insurance company asked the court to dismiss the case, TMZ reported Tuesday, and the judge agreed.
Dismissed: An insurance company has dropped its lawsuit against Pierce Brosnan that sought to recover costs of repairs to his neighbor's house that was damaged in a blaze that started on the actor's property in February 2015; Brosnan, 64, is pictured the night of the fire
TMZ claims the action suggests that Brosnan and the company managed to reach a confidential settlement.
The former James Bond actor was sued for carelessly starting the fire that began in the garage of his $18.5 million beachfront property in February 2015 and spread to neighbor Alexander Haagen's house.
The cause was thought to be an electrical problem exacerbated by rags that the 64-year-old Irishman had failed to dispose of properly, TMZ reported.
Haagen was paid for the damage by his insurance company and the company turned around and sued Brosnan.
Sued: Brosnan, pictured last month, was sued for carelessly starting the fire that began in the garage of his beachfront property and spread to neighbor Alexander Haagen's house
Lucky escape: The actor and his wife Keely, along with their two sons, were at the multi-million dollar beachfront home when fire broke out in the garage. No-one was injured
Around 20 firefighters were called to the blaze which took abut 30 minutes to extinguish.
Brosnan, 64, and his wife Keely, 54, were home with their sons Dylan, 20, and Paris, 16, at the time of the incident.
All escaped unharmed and were seen sitting in the family car as firefighters fought the blaze.
However, it caused $1 million-worth of damage to the property.
Licensed to kill: Brosnan played 007 James Bond in four films between 1995 and 2002
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