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Kesha and Dr. Luke: Their Lawsuit Isn't Over Yet

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Kesha and Dr. Luke‘s court case will continue next week.

While on Wednesday a New York Supreme Court judge dismissed nearly all of of the singer’s counter claims in her ongoing lawsuit with her longtime producer, one claim regarding her contracts is still in play.

Additionally, the singer has a similar lawsuit against the hitmaker in California that has yet to go to trial.

In her Wednesday ruling, Justice Shirley Kornreich ordered “that the stay of discovery on the remaining 1st cause of action in Kesha’s first amended counterclaims is lifted and the parties shall place a telephone conference call to chambers to discuss a schedule on April 13, 2016 at 4 pm.”

Still, it is unclear what the remote court proceedings will resolve, if anything.

Kesha; Dr. Luke
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In 2014, Kesha, 29, alleged that Luke, 42, drugged, raped her and verbally and emotionally abused her. Luke adamantly denies the accusations, most recently tweeting in February: “I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her.”

In her Wednesday ruling, the judge dismissed most of the accusations after citing lack of jurisdiction and failure to procure facts proving the allegations.

The battle has dragged on publicly since Kesha first sued Luke in October 2014. In February, Kesha appeared in New York court, where Kornreich denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would put her contracts on hold and allow her to record and release music outside of her alleged abuser’s purview. Last month, Kesha filed an appeal regarding the ruling. Then this week, her legal team – including attorney Mark Geragos – brought on Dan Petrocelli, a lawyer who successfully argued in the wrongful death civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson.

Reps for Kesha and Dr. Luke are not commenting at this time.