A judge has refused to rule on Paris Hilton's lingerie lawsuit and ordered the socialite to settle the case out of court.
The hotel heiress has taken legal action against Italian underwear company Le Bonitas after signing a deal in 2010 to launch her own range of lingerie, beachwear and pyjamas for the firm.
She claims the five-year agreement fell through because bosses failed to promote her fashion line in Europe, but Le Bonitas chiefs countersued, accusing Hilton of ignoring designs and prototypes sent to her for approval.
The case was heard in New York City on Monday (30Apr12) and Hilton was in court as the judge refused to give a ruling, ordering both sides to settle the dispute in mediation, according to Tmz.com.
Hilton is suing for $1.5 million (£937,000) in guaranteed royalties she claims to be owed.