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Update on the Martha Hart vs. WWE lawsuit

– WWE and Vince and Linda McMahon have filed separate motions to dismiss the lawsuit against them by Martha Hart and the Owen Hart estate. The motions were filed yesterday. The lawsuit, which had some other claims thrown out already alleges the following:

*Owen’s name would have reverted back to his usage alone in his passing, meaning that WWE doesn’t have the right to use his legal name in their materials and DVD releases.

* WWE released eight DVDs and other materials (such as the WWE Encylopedia) without proper payments to Owen Hart’s estate per his booking contract, which required that royalty payments continue after his death.

*WWE used original intellectual property such as family photos without the estate’s permission.

* The Owen Hart Foundation has been hurt an undesired association with WWE through their usage of Owen videos and other material.

Credit: PWInsider

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2 Responses

  1. AJ Starr says:

    And this shows WHY Martha is a complete moron.

    She filed claiming the WWE cannot use Owen in any form or even mention his name…. and in the next claim, says that when he’s used they owe her money?!

    Come on woman, how effing daft can you be?!

  2. dave says:

    Well its not stupid, AJ…

    If they have no legal right to his name but still use him in videoss then they’re still expected to pay royalties. They’re both seperate and they’re not contradictions. If WWE has no legal right to his name then they should seek permission nd pay royalties seems she’s claiming they did neither nor had any authority to do so.

    That is if her claims are true.

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