Kate Hudson Sued Over Hair Care Line
Posted on Tue Aug 26, 2008 09:02 AM PDT

Kate Hudson KHudsonHathaway0331_01_X17.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Kate Hudson partnered up with hair guru David Babaii to make eco-friendly hair products for Wildaid, but 220 Laboratories is suing the actress, claiming that she took their secret recipe to a competitor when it came time to produce the goods.

According to E! Online, in a complaint filed on Friday, 220 Laboratories is taking 17 causes of action against Hudson and Babaii, including fraud, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and conspiracy to interfere with prospective business advantage, among other charges. 220 Laboratories claims Hudson and Babaii verbally agreed that the lab would serve as the sole providers of the line's raw materials, but after Wildaid switched around their management, Hudson and Babaii ditched them for a cheaper competitor. The lab is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as interest.

Kate's publicist Brad Cafarelli told E! Online:

"Kate and her attorneys are only just learning of the complaint, as Kate has not yet been served. Kate does not know the plaintiffs and has never met with them or spoken with them. Her representatives believe that the claims are baseless and without merit and intend to vigorously defend the lawsuit."