LOS ANGELES -- A judge is expected to rule next month on whether to demand more information from a company suing actress Kate Hudson for allegedly stealing their ideal for a line of hair care products using volcanic ash before the case goes forward.
Hudson's attorneys maintain in court papers filed Thursday that 220 Laboratories Inc. -- the firm suing the actress -- have not put enough details in the lawsuit to support its claims of fraud and breach of contract.
The company alleges Hudson; her partner, hair stylist David Babaii; and their manufacturer, Universal, misappropriated trade secrets and committed fraud and breach of contract and confidence.
In addition, 220 Laboratories accuses Hudson and her partners of breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, conspiracy to interfere with prospective economic business advantage and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage
The firm sued the "My Best Friend's Girl" star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 22, alleging the eco-friendly collection of shampoos and other hair care products are based on ideas for using volcanic ash that were created by the company.
Hudson's attorneys sought to have the case heard in federal court, but U.S. District Court Judge Philip S. Gutierrez rejected their arguments and sent the case back to Superior Court on Dec. 10.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin is scheduled to hear arguments and rule Jan. 28 on the motion by Hudson's attorneys.