After a six-year court battle over Vicki's Vodka, Vicki Gunvalson is finally seeing the light at the end of tunnel. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal The Real Housewives of Orange County star is in the process of settling with her ex-business partner.
Back in June 2013, Robert Williamson III filed a lawsuit against Gunvalson for fraud, civil conspiracy, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith dealings, misrepresentation and unjustly enriching herself, and intentionally inflicting emotional distress on him. He claimed she failed to promote Vicki's Vodka.
In court papers obtained from United States District Court of Nevada, Gunvalson and Williamson informed the court that they reached settlement terms on March 19, 2018.
"In light of settlement terms having been achieved, it is requested that matters by and between such parties, including the pending Plaintiff's Motion to Rescind Interlocutory Judgment for Attorney's Fees and Defendant Gunvalson's Ex Parte Application for Order to Leave to Submit Late Opposition be abated until further notice," the court papers request.
The parties agreed to attend a status conference for the dismissal of claims. Their next status conference is scheduled for August 20, 2018 at 3:30PM.
As explained in the court papers, Williamson's Chapter 13 Trustee and the Bankruptcy Court in the District of Arizona must approve the settlement.
Williamson declared Chapter 13 bankruptcy in January 2016. Per the terms of the bankruptcy, he is not responsible to pay back all his debts during the proceedings. Gunvalson will be an exception because she filed documents asking for her civil lawsuit to be unfrozen so she can continue to fight for her money.
Gunvalson's ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers was also listed as one of defendants. He was accused of breach of contract.
In 2015, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit and ordered Williamson pay Ayers $132,641 in legal fees. He transferred the rights of the judgment to Gunvalson.
But Gunvalson was never awarded the judgment. That's when Williamson filed for bankruptcy, claiming he had only $806,000 in assets. Gunvalson then accused him of lying about his assets in an April 13, 2016 filing.
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