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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Report: WWE settles lawsuit with Owen Hart’s widow

Owen HartThe widow of Owen Hart said Wednesday she has settled a lawsuit with WWE stemming from the wrestling company’s improper use of the image of her deceased husband, according to multiple reports.

Martha Hart filed her suit against WWE in June 2010 saying that the company violated a contract by using Owen’s image. She also said they were not paying out royalties.

TWNP News said in March the lawsuit was over WWE’s use of “Owen Hart’s name and likeness as well as personal photos of Hart’s family in the ‘Hart & Soul’ WWE DVD.”

The matter was scheduled to go to trial in June before the settlement was reached. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Hart also sued the WWF following her husband’s death and reached a settlement in 2000 for $18 million. She used portions of the money to establish the Owen Hart Foundation. The wrestler died while attempting a failed ring entrance in 1999 at the WWF’s Over the Edge event. He fell approximately 90 feet while being lowered into the ring at Kemper Arena in Kansas City.

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