Could the Kardashian family’s long and messy feud with Robert Kardashian‘s widow Ellen Pearson be coming to an end? After months of bitter back and forth both in and out of a courtroom, RadarOnline.com has learned that Kris Jenner and her kids could be ready to settle! The Keeping Up with the Kardashians cast asked the judge presiding over their lawsuit with Pearson to give them additional time to talk out a deal that could end the legal squabbling once and for all.
Jenner and the rest “believe that it would be beneficial to engage in further settlement discussions,” they said in court documents obtained by Radar. If such an extension were not granted, they warned, “a trial in this action will become unavoidable.”
The judge in the case subsequently agreed, ordering Jenner and Pearson to attend a settlement conference within fifteen days of a May 15 hearing regarding an anti-SLAPP motion filed by Pearson. In addition, the cut-off date for any ruling on the suit from the judge was extended from April 23 to 75 days after the settlement conference.
The judge explained in the documents that “good cause exists for approving and granting the relief pursuant to the joint status report, … it would promote judicial efficiency and limit unnecessary use of judicial resources.”
Meanwhile, both parties continue to wrap up discovery and depositions in the case — with Pearson as the lone hold-out. Her deposition had been scheduled for March 25, but according to the court documents she notified Jenner and family on March 24 that she would not appear due to contracting pneumonia. The deposition has been rescheduled for the first week in April.
As Radar has reported, the Kardashian family is suing Pearson for $500,000 in damages over claims she sold their family property — including photos and diaries — to Bauer Publishing’s In Touch and Life & Style. Pearson also filed a counter-suit against the family for several offenses including defamation.
For the latest on the lawsuit, stay tuned to RadarOnline.com!