Zooey Deschanel, Steve Madden Nearing Shoe Settlement

Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday postponed a trial between actress Zooey Deschanel and shoemaker Steve Madden Ltd. over the company’s alleged use of Deschanel’s name to market a line of footwear without her permission, pending a possible settlement in the case.

Judge Abraham Kahn postponed Deschanel's case until the end of January, days before the trial was set to start. The court made its decision after attorneys representing the actress and the defendants, which are accused of breaching a $1.5 million endorsement deal by selling so-called...
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