State Settles In Dodd Cases

VANCOUVER - Washington state has paid a total of $100,000 to settle lawsuits by the families of three young boys killed by Westley Allan Dodd.

The state paid $45,000 to the family of brothers Cole and William Neer and $55,000 to the family of Lee Iseli, attorneys said in court yesterday.

Mickey Morey, an attorney representing the Iseli family, said liability claims against Kenneth Von Cleve, a Seattle counselor who worked with Dodd in 1987, had been settled.

The suits, filed last September in Clark County Superior Court, alleged that the state and Von Cleve should have taken steps to have Dodd rearrested in 1988 for violating terms of his parole in a kidnap conviction.