Zooey Deschanel, Steve Madden End Shoe Feud

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 8:34 PM EST) -- Actress Zooey Deschanel brought the curtain down last week on her lawsuit in California state court against shoemaker Steve Madden Ltd. over the company’s alleged use of Deschanel’s name to market a line of footwear without her permission.

Deschanel's suit, which accused Steve Madden and three co-defendants of breaching a $1.5 million endorsement deal by selling "Zooey" flats, was dismissed with prejudice based on a request from the plaintiff's attorney, according to a Jan. 10 filing in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Counsel for Steve Madden declined...
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