Founder's Death Puts Penthouse Suit On Hold

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 6:52 PM EST) -- A judge ruled Monday that recently deceased Penthouse founder Robert Guccione's estate needed to be sorted out before his suit, which alleges he was forced out of Penthouse after its bankruptcy because he didn't hand over certain trademarks, could proceed.

Judge Charles E. Ramos of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, issued a stay of at least a month in the case.

Guccione's complaint accuses former Penthouse executive Charles Samel, consultant Jason Galanis, and the buyers of the post-bankruptcy Penthouse,...
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