The decision by state Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman happened a few minutes after the cases were rested. The magazine, named after the former TV talk show host who also invested millions, began publishing in April 2001 and stopped publishing in December 2002.
"It seems to me. we're just dealing with bragging rights here, who wins and who loses," Gammerman said. He said that there wasn't any evidence that anyone had caused damage to the other side.
"There's no evidence that the magazine would have made any money at all," Gammerman said.
Gruner + Jahr sued O'Donnell, claiming she broke the contract when she left the magazine over a dispute with the publisher. She counter sued.