A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Martha Hart against Vince and Linda McMahon where she alleged WWE used the image of Owen Hart without her permission and despite her objections.
Judge Stefan Underhill ruled last week that WWE retained a right to Owen Hart’s wrestling career but denied the company’s motion to dismiss a claim related to personal family photos but said there was no evidence Linda McMahon knew about the photos.
Hart’s claim for unpaid royalties against WWE was allowed to proceed. WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt, who called Martha’s suit filed in 2010 a political stunt, said he was pleased with the ruling.
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