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Pap to Kanye

I'm Taking Your Ass to Trial

3/19/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West
isn't out of the woods after striking a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from his photog attack last summer -- he's still facing a nasty civil lawsuit ... and we're told the pap is determined to take the rapper to trial.

Normally in civil situations involving celebs -- car accidents, fights, property damage, whatever -- the victim settles for a quick payday in exchange for dropping their lawsuit ... but not this time.

Sources close to photog Daniel Ramos -- who sued Yeezy for assault and battery after the LAX incident -- tell TMZ, Ramos is so confident in his case, he's refusing to settle for any amount of money ... he wants to go the whole nine with Kanye and bring his ass to court.

We're told a trial date has already been set in the case and Ramos is going full steam ahead -- no sign anywhere of a settlement agreement.

And get this -- we're told Ramos' attorney Gloria Allred has already sent Kanye notice for a deposition ... and you thought Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber were good.

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ams165    

First.....

219 days ago
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Stiletto    

After hearing the pap speak at the recent hearing...I sincerely hope he improves his 3rd grade reading skills before his next appearance in a courtroom.

219 days ago
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jc    

You know how there were Law & Order and CSI spin-offs, there should be a 'Dexter' spin off for a paparazzi targeting Dex spin off. Imagine the Oscar winning stampede of actors willing to participate on a show like that, a guaranteed success.

219 days ago
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Raarrr    

Kanye should file a countersuit... I'm sure it's very phckn annoying to have cameras flashing in your face every time you exit a building... any average joe would flip out too if someone were following them and taking their pics unsolicited... phck paps! they need tougher laws protecting celebs!

219 days ago
5.

bring back recent posts    

Woohoo!

219 days ago
6.

cluesarethere    

Chipmunks loves nuts

219 days ago
7.

Wow ...    

At least get the depo before settlement, that will be entertaining and no deals to keep it confidential please! Team pap on this one.

219 days ago
8.

LOLOL    

Kanye is da Man. I hope he beats 'Hay-Sus' in the case and then gets him deported back to Mexico.

219 days ago
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jayndeb    

So glad to hear allred has the balls to not care and put Mr Kartrash in jail

219 days ago
10.

Shellythegreat1    

Awe sheet! Grab the popcorn. Here comes the drama

219 days ago
11.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Why do they even bother?

219 days ago
12.

drew    

this country is built on suing and ruining people. The best country in the world. pffft

219 days ago
13.

William Foresman    

I don't think these guys should be able to sue anyone they're taking a picture of. Obviously if you're close enough to get hit you're too close! Cameras have lenses that can take a picture for quite a distance.

219 days ago
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Truth    

What a scam this pap guy is running. And he is getting away with it.

219 days ago
15.

Valdemar    

MISTER West deserves to be taken to the cleaners to the highest degree possible. While actual damages may be low from the photographer not having many medical bills, the PUNITIVE damages should go through the ROOF on this one. This egomaniac needs to be taught a lesson that will DETER other "celebs" from OVER-reacting the same way. The photog did NOTHING but ask questions and take photos - which he is ENTITLED to do. Kanye West will RUE THE DAY he stepped over the line on this. He even said it in the video clip (which, by the way, says a million words and, thus, will be worth $1,000,000). If I were on the jury - I would find for the plaintiff and award the STATUTORY LIMIT. For anyone, and I mean ANYONE to try and stand up for West and say he was justified in his childish behavior and striking/touching/grabbing the photographer needs their heads examined. Finally - what do you think would happen if someone went up to Mrs. West and grabbed on her like this and tackled her to the ground? West would DEMAND that criminal charges be pressed and he would go to the mat in civil court JUST as the photographer is now doing. Hats off and a round of applause to Mr. Ramos for standing up to this douchebag.

219 days ago
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