A judge has denied a request to ban Kim Kardashian and her sisters from bashing Haven Beauty bosses in a legal battle over a failed make-up collaboration.
Company officials have been fighting with the reality TV stars ever since they distanced themselves from the brand's Kardashian Beauty collection, a range which they had initially planned with the support of the siblings.
However, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney subsequently backed out of the deal when they failed to receive the royalties they were allegedly owed, and then insisted they had no involvement whatsoever in a fresh range of Kardashian Beauty products, which were launched by Haven Beauty chiefs earlier this month (Jul16), despite the legal dispute.
Executives responded to the Kardashians' claim by filing a new $10 million lawsuit against the siblings for breach of contract. They also requested an order barring the stars from making "damaging" comments about the cosmetics company in public.
The Kardashians hit back with their own countersuit, accusing bosses of profiting off the use of their last name without providing any compensation.
The case went before a judge this week (begs18Jul16), and the sisters scored an early legal victory after the motion for an injunction was thrown out of court as Haven Beauty heads had failed to honor their payment agreement, reports TMZ.com.
The company's damages claim remains ongoing.