Kanye West Victorious In $600,000 Yeezy Lawsuit

Kanye West and Yeezy Apparel scored a victory over Japanese fabric company Toki Sen-I Co. in $600,00 fabric lawsuit.

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Kanye West announcing his longterm partnership with Adidas in 2016. Image via Adidas

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As Kanye West's Yeezy label continues to expand and explore potentially moving production to the United States, it's also cleaning up some pending legal issues.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Japanese fabric company Toki Sen-I Co., has informed the court they are dismissing all claims against West and Yeezy in what had been an ongoing dispute over alleged unpaid dues for fabric. In the original lawsuit, Toki Sen-I Co. stated that it was owed $624,000 and storage fees after not being compensated for roughly 53,500 yards of fabric it had produced for Yeezy in June 2018.

West and his legal team responded by saying the “Plaintiff never delivered the allegedly contracted- for product, and Yeezy Apparel allegedly did not pay the full price for that undelivered product. Despite being a basic business dispute between companies, Plaintiff needlessly inflates this case into a 4-count complaint under both tort and contract theories, baselessly including the celebrity member of Yeezy Apparel (West)."

Previous efforts by West's team to have the case dismissed were rejected. Prior to this week's dismissal, the judge had set a trial date of May 11. Up to the time of the filing of the lawsuit in Jan. 2019, West and Toki Sen-I Co. had been working together since 2015.