Lawyers for family-owned Rivera, Jenni Rivera Enterprises LLC, filed a notice of settlement with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin on Thursday.
The terms were not disclosed.
JRE sued former Rivera manager Pete Salgado and the show’s producers in September 2016 ahead of the January 2017 airing of the “Her Real Name Was Dolores” series, based on a book written by Salgado, “Her Real Name Was Dolores: The Jenn I knew.
JRE alleged that Salgado’s book and his participation in the series violated a nondisclosure agreement in which he agreed not to reveal personal information about Rivera.
The producers named in the lawsuit were Latin World Entertainment Holdings and co-producers BTF Media, Luis Balaguer and Dhana Media.
JRE alleged that Salgado not only violated his agreement with the Rivera family, but also put his own interests ahead of theirs. The lawsuit further alleged that the producers were responsible for interfering with the contract, leading to breach of contract and unfair competition.
Salgado argued that a document he signed was not part of the NDA, but rather another contract. However, Rivera’s sister, Rosie Rivera Flores, took an affidavit stating that she saw Salgado put his pen to the NDA.
Lawyers for the producers argued that there was no evidence their clients had prompted Salgado to break his alleged deal with JRE.
A 1969 Learjet 25 with Rivera and members of his entourage on board crashed on December 9, 2012, 15 minutes after takeoff, in the mountains of northern Mexico.
The 43-year-old singer, from Long Beach, had just performed in Monterrey and was on her way to Mexico City to appear on the Mexican version of “The Voice”.
Rivera dominated the banda style of regional Mexican music popular in California and northwestern Mexico. She was one of the biggest stars in Mexican television and was popular on Mexican regional stations in California.