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Famous family business feuds

Brothers Larry (left) and Jimmy (right) Flynt were in U.S. District Court in Ohio Jan. 19 for a trial that could determine the future of Hustler, which Jimmy Flynt says belongs as much to him as to his more famous brother.According to Cincinnati.com, which is covering the trial, the Flynts had a falling out several years ago "after Larry fired Jimmy's two sons, severed ties to his brother and tried to evict him from the Hustler store he runs in downtown Cincinnati." Jimmy apparently responded wi

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Larry and Jimmy Flynt

Brothers Larry and Jimmy Flynt (left and right, respectively) battled it out in a U.S. District Court in Ohio back in 2011 after Jimmy claimed the infamous "Hustler" porn empire belonged as much to him as to his more famous older brother.

According to Cincinnati.com, which coveried the trial, the Flynts had had a falling out several years before "after Larry fired Jimmy's two sons, severed ties to his brother and tried to evict him from the Hustler store he runs in downtown Cincinnati." Jimmy responded with a lawsuit claiming he was a full partner in the family business, entitled to half of Hustler's assets. He lost.

The Flynt brothers have reportedly not spoken since, so there's no word on Jimmy's take on Larry's plans to possibly take Hustler parent company Larry Flynt Publications public within 12 to 18 months. Despite Jimmy's post-trial exile, Hustler remains a family business, with Larry's fifth wife, Elizabeth Berrios, serving as a vice president and his daughter Teresa as chief marketing officer.

Sources: Cincinnati.com, USA Today

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