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Martha Hart vs. WWE lawsuit update

As World Wrestling Entertainment prepared for this weekend’s Wrestlemania XXVIII—which features a heavily hyped match between John Cena and wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson—the company claimed a partial win in the latest round of its ongoing legal skirmish with onetime WWE star Owen Hart’s widow.

On Wednesday, Connecticut federal district court judge Stefan Underhill dismissed most of Martha Hart’s claims against the company, and dismissed all of her claims against WWE chairman and chief executive officer Vince McMahon and his wife, former WWE CEO and current Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon.

The WWE and the McMahons are represented in the case their longtime outside counsel, K&L Gates partner Jerry McDevitt, with an assist from Day Pitney. Martha Hart, meanwhile, is represented by Nixon Peabody partner Gregg Rubenstein.

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