Grumpy Cat snatches lump of cash in California court

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SANTA ANA, CA (AP) -

It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch.

A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity.

[RELATED: Grumpy Cat back home in Arizona after stealing show at SXSW]

According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona, won the lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company.

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She signed on for the cat to endorse a "Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino," but the company subsequently used the cat's image to help sell other products, which an eight-person jury on Monday found was unauthorized.

[SLIDESHOW: Grumpy Cat throws first pitch at Diamondbacks Game]

[MORE: Grumpy Cat takes over Petsmart in Surprise]

Grumpy Cat, whose dwarfism and underbite give her the permanent frown she's famous for, became an online phenomenon-turned-merchandising-machine after Bundesen first posted pictures of her in 2012.

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