On Wednesday, a judge tossed out Perez Hilton’s unfair competition lawsuit against X17, ruling that Hilton has no standing to intervene on behalf of the photographers who do work for the company.
Basically, when X17 sued Perez for copyright violation, he struck back with a (retaliatory) lawsuit alleging that X17 used unfair labor and wage practices. Unfortunately, you kind of have to have been an employee to do that.
“It’s definitely clear there is no love fest between the two parties,” L.A. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon said, also denying Hilton attorney Gregory Doll’s last-minute request to amend the complaint.
The lawsuit X17 filed against Perez is still pending in federal court.