WWE & Martha Hart Settle Lawsuit Over Owen Hart Royalties

The following article was written by The Associated Press:

HARTFORD, Conn. – World Wrestling Entertainment and the widow of performer Owen Hart have settled a lawsuit over royalties and the use of Hart’s image.

The settlement was announced Wednesday by Martha Hart, WWE chief executive Vince McMahon, his wife and former CEO Linda McMahon, and the Stamford, Conn., company. The two sides did not disclose details.

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 ran unsuccessfully as Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.

Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Lane Goodwin for sending this in.

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  • Dangerous Lee

    3 words: HALL. OF. FAME.

    • rhyanna maynard

      i agree 100%

  • GuyLandau

    GOOD. Now can we induct him next year?

  • Jeremy

    Quick question. What exactly was the point of including that small piece about Linda McMahon’s unsuccessful senate bids?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Sythian Simon Veitch

      I was wondering the same thing. Stupid journalists throwing every bit of totally irrelevant information into an article for hits.

    • http://www.facebook.com/walter.boothe Walter Boothe

      I was thinking the same thing.I guess he wanted to make the article look longer.

      • Jeremy

        I know this was over a month ago but I just saw the notification. Richard didn’t add that part to make the article longer. That was part of what was quoted from the article from the AP.

    • WNW Fan

      I agree with Richard. Also the AP is very liberal and Linda’s a conservative. Had she been a liberal she would’ve won the race and the AP would’ve protected her past as CEO as well as put her up on a pedestal.

      • Matt

        Why are you agreeing with Richard? He hasn’t posted anything.

        • WNW Fan

          He did have a comment here. He must have taken it down

    • Yeti

      I agree.. whats the point of that? She lost, Move on

  • Eloy

    Induct into the Hall of Fame and he can finally be featured on WWE 2k14!!!!

  • Kvan

    Stop writing about Linda and her senate run!! No one cares!!! Espically people in Canada!!!

    • Adam

      …and England!!!

      • JJ

        …and USA ha

        • Jose

          …and Nicaragua!

          • Miles Wisker

            New Zealand

          • TLKiller990

            and Turkey of course.

          • http://www.facebook.com/PhilT81 Philip Thompson

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            Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and
            the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard,
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            Yemen, Zaire, Zambia or Zimbabwe either!

          • TLKiller990

            Yeah, thanks for ruining the fun, Philip

  • Dave L

    If Martha is restricting his image then HOW would they induct him?

    • StraightEdgeForLife

      Ahhhh, you didn’t read the article did you lol?

  • John

    Owen Hart DVD please WWE! Younger/Newer fans have to see just how good he was both in, and out of the ring. Great wrestler, even better human being.

  • Scottyo614

    WWE 14 please. This game could have been even more entertaining with him in the attitude mode.

  • Stoney

    Owen didn’t deserve to lose his life, but he deserves a spot in the hall of fame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.olley.7 Robert Olley

    So richard chancesof seeing owen jn hof now?

  • Yeti

    Owen Hart for HOF 2014

  • http://www.facebook.com/leclairaaron Aaron LeClair

    Owen was used in a Ad for Linda’s run for the U.S. Senate and if I recall right that is what causd the law suit. Hench why they made mention of her Fail Senate bid

  • rhyanna maynard

    put owen in the hall of fame because he deserves and let owen finally rest in peace