A New York judge has dismissed a suit filed against Beyonce and TINA KNOWLES over a business deal gone bad. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice HERMAN KAHN ruled this morning (03APR07) there was no evidence of a written contract between the plaintiff, Icon Entertainment CEO GREG WALKER, and the mother-and-daughter fashion team behind House Of Dereon. Walker claimed the Knowleses had held back commission he felt he was owed for helping them set up a deal with clothing manufacturer Wear Me Apparel Corp, which prompted the birth of the House Of Dereon line. Walker filed the lawsuit last summer (06), after Beyonce paid him $25,000 (GBP12,900) for his help in setting up a string of marketing and endorsement deals for her. He felt that figure was an insult.