LuMee lawsuit: Kim Kardashian hit with $100 million lawsuit over cell phone light patent


Kim Kardashian has managed to find herself at the wrong end of a $100 million lawsuit, this time for her role in LuMee cell phone covers.

The LuMee cell phone case is an amazing idea. Especially for people like Kim Kardashian who love to take and share a lot of selfies. It’s special because a light on the case helps make selfies look even better than before.

The problem is, Hooshmand Harooni is suing because he claims that LuMee stole his idea. According to a BBC report, Harooni says that back in 2013, he patented an “integrated lighting accessory and case for a mobile phone device.”

Harooni’s version was licensed to a company called Snaplight. In the lawsuit, he claims that Snaplight’s profits have suffered because of LuMee’s existence and Kim Kardashian’s promotion of it.

Bardia Rahim, founder of Snaplight, claims that LuMee “created doubt in our technological and operational integrity” when they launched a similar product.

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Rahim went on to say, “It’s illegal to try and monopolize the market, but more than that, it’s un-American to do it when you’re being deceptive and unethical the entire time.”

A representative for the Kardashians already spoke out and doubted the lawsuit would ever go anywhere. “The patent lawsuit filed by Snap Light has no merit and is just another attempted shakedown. Kim has done absolutely nothing wrong,” People reports that the representative said.

Kim Kardashian started promoting the LuMee case in January 2016. The company reported that after Kim suggested the camera to her fans, the company was able to double their entire 2015 profits in just one month.

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