Kardashian card law suit thrown out
A judge has thrown out a 75 million dollar lawsuit filed against the Kardashian sisters.
The case was brought after the reality TV stars withdrew their endorsement of a prepaid debit card that was criticised for its high fees. But the judge threw it out saying the Kardashians had no duty to promote a product that might be considered unlawful.
The ruling issued by Fresno Superior Court Judge Jeff Hamilton states attorneys for Revenue Resource Group LLC hadn't sufficiently shown they could win their breach of contract case. The ruling also states the sisters could not be sued for voicing concerns about the debit card because the claims would violate their First Amendment rights.
The Fresno-based company sued sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney in January, blaming them for heavy losses after the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars publicly severed ties with the company. A phone message for the company's attorney Nathan Miller was not immediately returned.
The sisters withdrew their support for the debit card three weeks after the product launched following a warning from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal that the card's fees were "predatory".
Judge Hamilton ordered Revenue Resource Group to dismiss the case by the end of the month and pay the Kardashians 6,825 dollars in attorney's fees.
The judge stated that the Kardashians' criticism of the card wasn't what harmed Revenue Resource Group, but rather the widespread coverage of fees and charges associated with the card.