Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hustling for a lawsuit

cnjfouorLarry Flynt is no stranger to the courtroom. Now, it appears his brother, Jimmy Flynt, isn’t either. Jimmy has filed suit in federal court in Cincinnati, claiming that the family business wrongfully terminated his employment. Flynt v. Flynt Management Group, LLC [pdf] is the latest salvo fired by Jimmy against his brother and former business partner. Earlier this year he lost a different lawsuit that sought to take control of the business. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, this fight started “several years ago when the brothers had a falling out after Larry fired Jimmy’s two sons.”

Lawsuits come from all angles. As this story illustrates, and as is often the case, the stronger the relationship, the nastier the fall-out.

[Hat tip: MattAustinLegal]