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Singer Patti LaBelle has reignited her legal battle with a New York mother after a settlement deal to end the dispute fell through.

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The singer recently agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims she hurled verbal abuse at Roseanna Monk in front of her young daughter at their Manhattan apartment block in 2010. Monk claimed the bust-up occurred after the star accused her of letting her toddler play in the lobby and she filed suit when LaBelle refused to apologize.

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The legal dispute was settled earlier this month, but the case went back to court on Friday when a New York judge ruled that Monk broke the terms of the agreement by allegedly talking about the incident on TV, according to the New York Daily News.

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The two sides now have a chance to reach another settlement to avoid the case going to trial.