Blac Chyna’s lawyer is saying, “hell to the no, no,” to the Kardashian-Jenner women.
Lynne Ciani, the attorney who represented Chyna (real name Angela White) during a two-week defamation trial against the Kardashian-Jenner family, is retaliating against their massive money grab.
We reported earlier this week that the Kar-Jenner’s attorneys filed new paperwork outlining their financial burden for the trial and its hefty bill.
The Kar-Jenner Women Want Their Money!
Per reports, last month the judge overseeing the trial ordered BC to pay their litigation costs given she was the one who took them to court.
The famous family’s legal team insists the family spent more than $391,094.76 throughout the years long proceedings. It must also be noted that the total amount they’re asking BC to pay does NOT include the family’s attorney’s fees.
Ciani just won’t have it.
Blac Chyna’s Lawyer Says Kris Is Trying To ‘Financially Ruin’ Her
She told Page Six in an exclusive statement that the family simply “cannot recover” the legal fees from her client.
“Kris Jenner’s attempt to financially ruin Angela White, the mother of her granddaughter Dream Kardashian, will not work,” Ciani said.
She continued to explain that under California law, legal costs are only awarded to defendants “when they are without fault.”
The attorney doubled down telling the outlet, “The same Los Angeles jury reached a verdict that defendants Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner did not act reasonably and in good faith to protect their own economic interests in the ‘Rob & Chyna’ show. Because Ms. White achieved these litigation objectives, defendants cannot be considered ‘prevailing parties’ under California law, and they cannot recover their exorbitant litigation costs of $391,000 from Ms. White.”
The Kardashian-Jenner’s “Cannot Recover” The Legal Fees
Early last month, BC was awarded no damages in the defamation lawsuit against her almost in-laws, but the jury did find that Kris, Kim and Kylie acted to protect their own economic interest.
The Lashed Cosmetics creator sued the famous family for $100 million: $40 million for loss of earnings and $60 million in future earnings.
Blac Chyna alleged the family deliberately talked s**t about her to the E! network which led the TV network to cancel season two of her and Rob’s reality TV series, “Rob & Chyna.”
She also claimed the family used their influence to tarnish Chyna’s image and prevent future financial opportunities.
Last month, The Blast reported on Blac Chyna officially appealing her legal loss against the family.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Chyna filed a formal appeal with the California Appellate Court.
Blac Chyna Appeals!
Rob’s ex-fiancée filed the case on May 17, and it could have significant implications for the ongoing situation.
For those of you unfamiliar with the process, the appellate court “will review the trial court record to decide if a legal mistake was made in the trial court that changed the outcome of the case.” In most situations, you can ask the Appeals Court to check if there was a “Prejudicial error.” This would include, a “kind of error is a mistake about the law or court procedures that cause substantial harm to the appellant. A prejudicial error can include things like mistakes made by the judge about the law, incorrect instructions given to the jury, and errors or misconduct by the lawyers or by the jury. The mistakes must have harmed the appellant.”
Second, White can ask for the Appeals court “to determine if there was no substantial evidence that reasonably supported the trial court’s decision.”
If you were following this case, the appeal was expected.