WWE Settles Lawsuit with Martha Hart over the Use of Owen Hart’s Image and Likeness in DVDs and Merchandise

WWE has finally settled a very long and contentious lawsuit with Martha Hart, widow of Owen Hart, over the use of Owen’s image and likeness in DVDs and merchandise. The lawsuit was settled Wednesday morning.

Reports the International Business Times:

“In June 2010, Martha Hart launched her lawsuit against the WWE, stating that the wrestling organization refused to pay royalties on merchandise and products using Hart’s image. A WWE fan site specifically mentions the WWE retrospective DVDs “Hart & Soul” and “The True Story of Wrestlemania” as key part of the lawsuit.”

Martha Hart was previously awarded $18 million in a wrongful death suit against WWF, which she used to start up the Owen Hart Foundation providing “educational funding and housing for students and families in need.”

Thanks to long-time Inside Pulse Wrestling reader and commenter sideshowbob for passing this along.

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Source: International Business Times

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