HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Television’s Judge Judy and a Hartford personal injury lawyer she sued for allegedly using her image in ads without her permission have settled the case, she said. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Judith Sheindlin, a retired Family Court judge who has starred in the show "Judge Judy" for 18 years, said in a statement that she and attorney John Haymond "reached an amicable resolution of their claims against each other."

She filed a lawsuit against Haymond and his firm in federal court in Connecticut in March, saying they had used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed the firm.

In her statement, she said the settlement will "solely benefit the girls of Her Honor Mentoring Program."


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