Britney Spears Settles Lawsuit with Paparazzi

10/21/2009 at 02:00 PM EDT

Britney Spears Settles Lawsuit with Paparazzi
Britney Spears
Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with a photographer who claimed she ran over his foot in 2007.

On Monday, a notice of settlement was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, and while the terms of the agreement have not been released, the photographer, Ricardo Mendoza, had originally sought more than $200,000.

The Oct. 2007 incident occurred as Spears was driving her white Mercedes out of a Beverly Hills parking garage. It was an especially bad day for the singer: Earlier, a judge had temporarily suspended her rights to see her sons Preston, now 4, and Jayden, now 3.

Mendoza, who was working for at the time, claimed the singer intentionally ran over his left foot and told the site that Spears's handlers should have been aware that she "was not in the mental, emotional and/or physical condition to operate the subject motor vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner." later auctioned off Mendoza’s tire-stained sock and donated the money to charity.

Spears, 27, has come a long way since the incident. Not only does she have joint custody of her kids again, but she has another hit song: Her new single, 3, just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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