In case you weren't convinced by Kim and Kanye's strongly-worded complaint against the YouTube co-founder who posted footage from their engagement online, the couple means business. According to a recent filing, the couple has asked the court to move ahead with the lawsuit and order Chad Hurley to pay their legal fees in the sum of $6,650 for his delaying of the suit. In addition to the underlying claims of the case (breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment), which was filed in November, the pair is alleging that the YouTube co-founder has refused to comply with "every single discovery obligation" in this case. In case that's not enough, when Kim and Kanye served a deposition notice on Hurley, his counsel asked to have it rescheduled.
In the meantime, Hurley's counsel filed an anti-SLAPP motion (a special motion to strike a complaint filed against you based on an “act in furtherance of [your] right of petition or free speech under the United States or California Constitution in connection with a public issue”) against Kardashian and West to have the case dismissed, delaying the deposition even more. The court shot down the motion pretty quickly.
The couple also told the court that Hurley has also refused to sign off on their proposed exhibits of evidence in addition to allegedly refusing to turn over 124 documents related to the case which were requested by their attorneys.
In an email from Kardashian and West's counsel to Hurley's counsel, which was obtained by Radar, the couple's legal team says:
Even though your objections are impermissible because they are untimely as a matter of law. Quite apart from this fact the objections are not only without basis they are offensive […] You have objected to each and every document request. You have not produced a single document […] worst of all you have even objected to requests that seek material that is the subject of sworn testimony by your client, Chad Hurley, before the Court.
As of now, both parties have reportedly agreed to start trial on November 17. More to come ...