‘Alaskan Bush People’: A New Update on the Brown Family’s Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit
Billy Brown’s family has been involved in a court struggle with a previous investor over his estate. According to The Sun, while Billy’s widow, Ami Brown, has been battling to have the case dismissed, the investor, Robert Maughon, is fighting to have the case dismissed. Maughon’s team has now offered a plan for moving forward in response to Ami’s team filing to dismiss the case.
In case you missed it, Maughon, a Tennessee doctor, filed a lawsuit against Billy’s estate earlier this year for alleged breach of contract. He said that he spent $20,000 in Billy’s Alaskan Wilderness Family Productions company after entering into an agreement with him in 2009. Billy allegedly failed to pay Maughon 10% of the income from Alaskan Wilderness Family Productions, including books written by the late celebrity, according to Maughon.
Maughon further claimed that in January 2009, he signed a second contract in which he allegedly invested $10,000 for a “lifetime.” The doctor is unsure how much he is owed, but he was under the impression that Billy was paid $500,000 per episode for his ten seasons on Alaskan Bush People. As a result, he’s suing Billy’s estate for $500,000.
Ami and her legal team filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds of “lack of subject matter jurisdiction.” “Plaintiff requests that this Court exercise jurisdiction over the property of Brown’s estate,” her attorney explained, “yet this property is under the jurisdiction of the state probate court.” “Plaintiff requests this Court to exercise jurisdiction over the res, which is now under the jurisdiction of the state probate court and was long before Plaintiff filed the Complaint,” they said. Because Maughon does not want the lawsuit dismissed, his legal team has devised a strategy for moving forward. Pretrial disclosures, including witnesses and evidence, were detailed in the plan. This information would be made available at least 30 days prior to the start of the study. It also allowed the Plaintiff to make his or her own early disclosures. This, however, is contingent on the judge’s decision on Ami’s plea for dismissal. To put it another way, you’ll have to wait and see whether or not this case will go to trial.