Kim Kardashian picked up a little win in the $100 million dollar lawsuit filed against her involving the popular LuMee cell phone cases.
As The Blast first reported, Kim has been trying to get out of a legal battle between SnapLight and LuMee over lighted cell phone cases. SnapLight claims LuMee stole their patent and then proceeded to use Kardashian to promote their line of cases … which caused them to be screwed in sales.
Kardashian fired back denying all allegations of wrongdoing saying she was only an endorser of the product and had a role in developing the cosmetic appearance of one of the cases.
A judge has agreed with Kim, for now, granting her motion to stay the case until the outcome of SnapLight’s lawsuit against LuMee over the patent.
The judge says despite SnapLight’s argument that Kardashian is more than a “mere customer,” there is “no indication that in designing the cosmetic appearance of a phone case, West had any knowledge or involvement in the technological aspects of the case that would relate to the infringement claims. Therefore, the Court does not find SnapLight’s argument persuasive.”
“Thus, resolution of whether the accused LuMee products infringe will simplify and facilitate an efficient resolution of this action,” the judge continues.
The order puts the entire $100 million lawsuit on pause until a decision has been made over the patent.