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Back in April 2014, actress Katherine Heigl filed a $6 million lawsuit against convenience store chain Duane Reade. However, she has now decided to drop the suit against them. She sued them for allegedly using one of her paparazzi photographs wherein she was carrying branded bags from Duane Reade. Those images were also shared on Twitter and Facebook pages of the company, also without her permission.
Then the star claimed that the company violated New York’s social equality statute, which secures utilization of similarities for reason of trade. Apparently, Katherine has arrived at a settlement with the company, which will donate an unspecified amount of money in donation to the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, in return for her dropping the charges.
Katherine teamed up with her mother and started the animal welfare philanthropy after the death of her sibling in a car accident in 1986.