Kardashians Sued for $75M in Debit Card Damages

Entertainment Jan. 8, 2011 AT 11:09AM
Kardashians Sued for $75M in Debit Card Damages Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have been sued for $75 million in debit card damages -- and they didn't even slap down the plastic themselves.

The sisters, along with mom Kris Jenner, are being sued by The Revenue Resource Group for breach of contract after they pulled out of promotional duties stemming from the launch of their branded prepaid debit card.

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The reality sibs' MasterCard-branded card was canceled just weeks after its November launch because it carried "outrageous" fees, and caused the Attorney General of Connecticut to open an investigation.

In a statement released Nov. 29, the Kardashians' lawyer said: "The Kardashians have worked extremely long and hard to create a positive public persona that appeals to everyone, particularly young adults. Unfortunately, the negative spotlight turned on the Kardashians as a result of the Attorney General's comments and actions threatens everything for which they have worked."

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Now, the company that licensed the Kardashians' images is taking the family to court for reneging on their two-year deal to promote the plastic.

"The company waited a month to file hoping this would work out. They didn't want to sue," RRG head attorney Scott Rudd tells E! News.

Rudd adds that the terminated deal and associated negative publicity has "effectively put this company out of business."

A case management hearing has been set for May 2.

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