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The Walt Disney Company has agreed to pay $250,000 as part of a settlement over alleged water pollution from its studios in Burbank, California.

The settlement ends six years of litigation involving the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency.

NBCUniversal has agreed to settle claims brought by former interns who claimed they were required to work without pay on shows such as "Saturday Night Live" in violation of labor laws.

If approved, the $6.4 million settlement will pay the lead plaintiff, former "Saturday Night Live" intern Monet Eliastam, $10,000, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thousands of other former NBC interns covered by the settlement will be paid an estimated $505 if they decide to opt for the settlement instead of pursuing their own claims against the company.

What led up to the settlement?

It appears that podcaster Adam Carolla has seized victory from the jaws of the patent troll... or at least a favorable settlement.

As part of the settlement, both the patent troll and Carolla (along with his business partners) agreed to drop claims against each other over use of U.S. Patent No. 8,112,504, describing a "system for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence." According to Courthouse News Service, Carolla had raised more than $475,000 for the Save Our Podcasts Legal Defense Fund, which funded Carolla and his podcast entities' legal defense from a patent infringement claim.

As the dust settles on Carolla's bout with the patent troll, what have we learned?

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," has agreed to settle her lawsuit against an Alabama museum that she accused of infringing on her trademark by selling "Mockingbird"-themed merchandise without a license.

According to Reuters, the two sides reached an undisclosed agreement to end the lawsuit, with both parties agreeing to pay their own legal fees.

What had Lee's feathers so ruffled?

Nat'l Enquirer Settles Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Gay Lover' Suit

A settlement has been reached in The National Enquirer lawsuit over an article alleging Philip Seymour Hoffman and a friend were gay lovers.

As a result of the settlement, David Bar Katz, Hoffman's friend who found Hoffman dead, withdrew his suit against the tabloid, The New York Times reports.

According to Katz, the suit was never about the accusations of being gay, "the issue was lying about the drugs, that I would betray my friend by telling confidences."

Courtney Love's 'Twibel' Case Goes to Trial

Never one to avoid controversy, Courtney Love has gone to trial in an alleged "Twibel" case. (That's "Twitter libel," in case you're wondering.)

Love's former attorney, Rhonda Holmes, is suing Love for suggesting on Twitter that Holmes was "bought off" when she refused to help Love in a legal battle over her late husband Kurt Cobain's estate, according to ABC News.

So how can "Twibel" be proven, and will Love and her "Celebrity Skin" prevail?

Honey Boo Boo Family's Crash Was Sugar Bear's Fault, Cops Say

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" fans can breathe easy knowing that the reality-TV starlet and her family are in good spirits after a car crash. But now it seems Sugar Bear could be the one responsible for the traffic boo-boo -- not the other driver, as first reported.

Police in Milledgeville, Georgia, have concluded that Sugar Bear, the family's patriarch, made an unsafe left turn when the family's SUV collided with a pickup truck on January 6, reports TMZ.

Although Sugar Bear won't face any criminal charges for his apparent driving blunder, the family's insurance company will have to handle this civil matter.

Johnny Depp Settles Robin Eckert's 'Butt Exposure' Lawsuit

Johnny Depp settled the lawsuit brought against him by Robin Eckert.

Eckert claimed in her lawsuit that Depp's bodyguard dragged her across the VIP section of an Iggy Pop concert, causing her pants to slip down and exposing her "buttocks" to the crowd, reports TMZ.

Although the case settled, Eckert has faced some legal challenges up to this point.

Not a year goes by without thousands of celebrity legal troubles and travails, and 2013 was no exception.

While stars like Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Phil Robertson may have dominated celebrity news headlines, they didn't quite make the cut when it came to our most-viewed Celebrity Justice posts of 2013.

Running down our red carpet, here are the Top 10 celebrity legal situations we covered this past year:

Harper Lee Settles 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Lawsuit Over Royalties

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" lawsuit met an early conclusion. The lawsuit was dismissed after the author reached a settlement with Samuel L. Pinkus, the son-in-law of her former literary agent, who she claimed swindled her out of royalties generated by the iconic novel.

Her agent allegedly took advantage of her age and mental infirmities.