Chris Brown gained a spherical in courtroom Monday when a decide put a short lived maintain on proceedings in a lawsuit filed towards the R&B singer by his former supervisor till a protection petition to compel arbitration of the case is heard later this month.
Los Angeles Superior Courtroom Decide Elizabeth Allen White stated it was correct to postpone all info gathering between each side till she decides on Jan. 19 whether or not plaintiff Michael Guirguis’ case ought to be determined by a jury or an arbitrator.
Legal professionals for Guirguis maintained of their courtroom papers that lots of his claims fall outdoors an arbitration provision that Brown needs to invoke, together with these for assault, battery and defamation.
“I perceive your place, I disagree together with your place,” White stated.
Brown’s attorneys state of their courtroom papers that legal professionals for Guirguis – – also called Mike G — served a discover of deposition and requests for paperwork upon the singer and in addition requested for enterprise data from third events final month, regardless of understanding that the protection petition to compel arbitration was filed in October.
Mike G sued the 27-yr-previous singer final June 23 for allegedly beating him up on Might 10, simply days earlier than Brown was to go away for a European tour.
Though Mike G thought he was having a routine speak with Brown concerning the tour, Brown as an alternative took him right into a room and punched him 4 occasions within the face and neck, the go well with alleges. The plaintiff says he needed to go to the hospital to be handled, and alleges that Brown confirmed no regret and boasted to others concerning the assault.
Mike G additionally alleges that Brown defamed him and his firm, Nitevision Administration, with Instagram postings by which the entertainer claimed that he fired Nitevision as a result of his ex-supervisor stole cash from him.
—Metropolis Information Service
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