Alaskan Bush Folks’s Ami Brown appeals ruling in case towards Billy Brown’s property

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Alaskan Bush Folks’s Ami Brown appeals ruling in case towards Billy Brown’s property
Ami Brown on Alaskan Bush People
Ami Brown on Alaskan Bush Folks. Pic credit score: Discovery

There’s a large lawsuit filed towards Billy Brown’s property — and his widow Ami Brown has been left to battle it.

The lawsuit is for $500,000 and facilities on cash that investor Dr. Robert Maughon claims Billy owed him earlier than his demise.

Ami motioned to have the lawsuit moved from federal court docket to the state courts, however a decide denied the request.

Ami is now interesting that ruling.

Ami Brown appeals decide’s choice on lawsuit

When investor Robert Maughon sued Billy Brown’s estate and his firm, Alaskan Wilderness Household Productions, for $500,000 for breach of contract in April 2021, his claims have been that Billy didn’t pay him earnings allegedly owed to him from the present.

Ami filed to dismiss the lawsuit based mostly on the “lack of material jurisdiction.” This was as a result of the swimsuit was filed in federal court docket, and he or she felt that the court docket had no authority to listen to a probate case.

Nonetheless, a Washington decide denied the request, and the case has moved ahead.

In court papers, the decide decided that “Federal Courts have jurisdiction to entertain fits to find out the rights of collectors, legatees, inheritor, and different claimants towards a decedent’s property, as long as the federal court docket doesn’t intervene with the probate proceedings.”

According to The Sun, on April 27, Billy’s property filed to enchantment the decide’s choice. Ami has managed Billy’s property as its consultant since his passing.

One main downside with the lawsuit for Ami is there was no will discovered after Billy’s demise. She listed his property as $439,000, together with $415,000 in actual property for 4 parcels of land. He had $2,000 in a Wells Fargo checking account. 

The grounds of the lawsuit

The Robert Maughon lawsuit claimed the money owed was from Alaskan Bush Folks’s tv success and the success of the books based mostly on the present.

Maughon is alleged to have had a contract with Billy, which allegedly exhibits he invested $20,000 in 2009 with Alaska Wilderness Household Productions.

He additionally stated he had a second contract with Brown the place he invested $10,000. Maughon equipped each contracts to the court docket when submitting the lawsuit — each reportedly notarized and with Billy Brown’s signature.

Maughon claims accounting would have to be performed to know the full quantity that Billy’s books made, however within the lawsuit, he’s demanding $500,000 and a trial.

Alaskan Bush Folks is on hiatus. The present has not but been renewed, however whether it is, it ought to return someday in 2022.

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