Sean Penn Settles Paparazzi Lawsuit

Sean Penn's paparazzi attack case is now over and out -- almost a year after Sean plead no contest to vandalism ...  TMZ has learned Penn and the pap have settled the photog's civil suit.

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Penn got 36 months probation and was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service stemming from an incident where he

who was trying to film him.

The photog filed a civil suit, claiming he suffered a knee injury as a result of Penn's attack.

Both sides signed the settlement docs today. No word on how much  Penn had to shell out.