Jon Gosselin‘s lawyers are demanding that a court not allow TLC to seal the reality star’s contract in their legal battle, according to new court papers obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com.
In Defendant’s Response To Plaintiff’s Motion To Seal Certain Exhibits, Jon’s lawyers claim that TLC is “hiding” its contract from the public and from the state of Pennsylvania, which is investigating potential violations of child labor laws.
And cranking up the rhetoric, Jon’s lawyers say they have a lesson for The Learning Channel. They write: “The Plaintiff’s contract herein will no doubt become a “learning tool” used in “Contract 101″ Law School classes as an example of what not to do when drafting an agreement that you want to be enforceable.”
It’s all part of TLC’s breach of contract suit against Jon, who, as RadarOnline.com was first to report, is countersuing the network for $5 million.
Team Jon, led by lawyer Mark Heller and Maryland lawyer Christopher Hostage, are continuing their argument that Jon’s contract with TLC is overly restrictive and against Public Policy.
TLC wants the court to seal the contract. Meanwhile, the network’s motion for a preliminary injunction stopping Jon from making other non network approved media appearances or taking on TV jobs, will be heard Dec. 14 in Montgomery County, MD Circuit Court.
In the new court papers, Jon’s lawyers also claim TLC has been questioned by Pennsylvania officials about work permits. Jon’s lawyers write: “Plaintiff’s request to seal the documents demonstrates its desire to covet its overreaching and unconscionable terms from Public scrutiny and to shield it from discovery and analysis by third parties, such as the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry which is investigating the Plaintiff’s failure to acquire Work Permits for the Gosselin children and the Local Municipality which has been inquiring into Plaintiff’s “location/film permit” requirements where the show was filmed.”