A lawsuit brought against the singer by her former cook is dismissed by a judge...

Janet Jackson, who releases her first solo material in almost three years next month, has had a court case against her dismissed, according to US website, www.wallofsound.co m.

The site reports that a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court dismissed the lawsuit brought by her former cook, Ricardo Macchi in 1999. He claimed that the singer had a hepatitis B vaccine, an anti-depressant and an appetite suppressant prescribed in his name to protect her privacy, and sought damages to match the fees paid to the doctors to write the prescription, plus “restitution for the value of his name”.

On Thursday (July 20), Judge Alexander Williams said Macchi failed to provide proof that he had suffered damages from the alleged use of his name.

Janet Jackson‘s new single, ‘Doesn’t Really Matter’, the theme tune to the film ‘Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’, will be released on August 7 through Def Jam/Mercury. It is her first solo work sinc1997’s album ‘The Velvet Rope’.