Kevin Costner - Kevin Costner To Go To Trial With Stephen Baldwin Over Lawsuit08 June 2011
Kevin Costner To Go To Trial With Stephen Baldwin Over Lawsuit
The Usual Suspects star sued Costner in December (10), claiming he should have benefited from Costner's success after he introduced an oil-filtration device to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year (10).
Baldwin alleged he was a 10 per cent partner in the invention, but claims the movie star and his partners persuaded him to sell his shares in the company. He is now demanding more than $4 million (£2.7 million) from the actor.
Costner filed to dismiss the legal action in February (11), but on Wednesday (08Jun11), a U.S. district judge in New Orleans, Louisiana rejected the request, ruling the case should be fought out in a non-jury trial, according to Bloomberg.
A trial date has been set for May (12).
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