A Queens woman who was suing the city for $3 million, because she was attacked by wild, stray dogs in 2001, accepted a $750,000 settlement. Marlene Fils-Aime was injured when trying to rescue Lev Lieverman who was being attacked by two Rottweilers, a pit bull and two mutts on December 26th, 2001. The dogs, which tore off Liberman's ears and part of his scalp and left him legally blind, were attracted to city-owned vacant lots at Beach 68th Street in Far Rockaway, which were over-grown and full of garbage. After community complaints, city initially removed the dogs, but then returned them to a homeless man right before the attack. Fils-Aime's lawyer said, "She's a tough, focused woman. "She's a little hyper about dogs and she doesn't want to go anywhere near the boardwalk."