Lawsuit over West marriage proposal to Kardashian allowed

03/18/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Los Angeles – A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over video footage of their marriage proposal can move forward. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley to have the suit dismissed on the grounds that it violated his free speech rights.

The lawsuit was filed against Hurley after footage of the proposal was posted online last year. The couple allege in court filings that the release of the footage was a violation of a confidentiality agreement and may have impeded the rights of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” producers due to it being released prior to footage officially being released by E! Entertainment Television.

Rodger Cole, an attorney for Hurley, is quoted by the AP as stating of the judge’s decision, “We still believe Mr. Hurley’s conduct should be protected by the First Amendment free speech rights… We do not believe the celebrity release agreement should preclude him from posting the video he posted.”

A trial date for the case has been set for Nov. 17. The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Los Angeles Legal News

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