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Kevin Hart's $7 Million Court Battle With Ex-Business Partners Dismissed Before Trial

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By Ryan Naumann

Kevin Hart’s legal battle with his ex-business partners has officially been closed.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal judge has dismissed all claims filed by Kevin against his former partners at the company Stand Up Digital. He accused them of owing him money from a game app they launched together.

Hart has avoided dealing with a trial that was scheduled for March 2. The comedian was battling the company who he partnered with to develop a game app featuring him and his family as characters.

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As The Blast first reported, Stand Up Digital sued Hart accusing him of screwing up the phone app they worked on after he admitted to having an extra-martial affair prior to the release. They claimed to have invested $1.25 million on developing the game which was to be released September 2017.

Stand Up Digital claimed to be blindsided by the revelation at the time and accused Hart of ruining the game launch. They sued to seek $7.2 million in damages. The comedian denied all allegations of wrongdoing saying he had “suffered through an extremely difficult period in his life, where he was subjected to attempted blackmail to prevent disclosure of an extramarital affair.” He argued the reason he didn’t give the company a heads up was due to him working with the FBI during the investigation.

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Hart counter-sued the company believing he was owed money from sales.

The dispute was headed to trial but had to be postponed twice because of Hart’s car accident. Last year, a judge threw out all claims against Hart but allowed his counter lawsuit to move forward.

At the time, Hart's attorney, Donte Mills, told The Blast, "The case against Kevin Hart is dismissed. The company brought a baseless claim and was not only kicked out of court but will be forced to pay him because of it. This is a victory against frivolous lawsuits and people who seek out celebrities to sue, which happen way too often."

The case is now officially closed.

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