“Jumanji” star Kevin Hart is ready to faceoff with his ex-business partners in court and wrap up the nasty legal battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the comedian has informed the court he is “ready to appear at trial by March 2, 2020.” He believes the case will only take one day.
Hart is battling his former partners, Stand Up Digital, who partnered to develop a game app featuring the comedian and his family.
Stand Up Digital sued Hart accusing him of screwing up the project after admitting to an extra-martial affair prior to the release. They claimed to be blindsided by the news saying he gave them no warning.
They sued seeking $7.2 million in damages. Hart counter-sued demanding accounting, believing he was owed money from Stand Up Digital.
The case was headed to trial but was postponed twice. Hart had requested more time to recover from his nasty car accident.
Hart, who is represented by high-powered attorney Donte Mills, scored a huge victory in the case earlier this month. The judge threw out all claims against Hart but allowed his countersuit to move forward.
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 judge in the case came back with his decision siding with Hart. The judge found that Hart did not gain anything by going public with the affair. The order noted the comedian actually suffered considerable reputational damage. The judge found no reason Hart was obligated to inform his business partners about his affair announcement. He said the evidence did not show Hart breached his contract.