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Widow says she's settled Conn. lawsuit against WWE

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The widow of World Wrestling Entertainment performer Owen Hart says she has settled her lawsuit against WWE over royalties and the use of her late husband's image.

The settlement was announced Wednesday by Martha Hart. She did not disclose any details. A spokesman for WWE did not return calls for comment.

Owen Hart died in 1999 while being lowered into the wrestling ring at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. He was 34.

Martha Hart sued in June 2010, alleging that WWE did not pay royalty payments owed to Owen Hart's estate and violated a contract restricting the use of her late husband's name and likeness.

Linda McMahon, a former WWE executive, ran unsuccessfully as Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.

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