Why would a court order a 50/50 partner to allow himself to be bought out by you? Courts do not interfere in business relationships unless something illegal is going on. You chose your partner. If you can kick him out in another way, do it. If he financially put in initially, try and buy him out. If nothing works, close the business and open your own business, with a new name. Do it behind his back until the last moment. Scr*w him for the scr*wing he stuck on you.
Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.