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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vernita Lee, Oprah's Mom, Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid $155K Store Bill

Oprah's mom has settled a lawsuit with a Wisconsin store claiming she owed them over $150,000 in unpaid store bills.

High-end Wisconsin store Valentina sued Oprah's mother, Vernita Lee, last year for failing to pay $155,547 in purchases and interest. Lee soon counter-sued, arguing that Valentina should never have extended her credit and that the store took advantage of her "lack of knowledge, ability, and-or capacity" in doing so.

Now, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, the case has been settled for an undisclosed sum — and a partial repayment of the bill.

"We're happy with what transpired. It's over," the store's co-owner, Tony Chirchirillo, said. "We can get on with our lives; they can get on with theirs."

The settlement also is said to include the following clause: "Valentina Boutique, Inc., shall not at any time extend further store credit to the Defendant, Vernita Lee."