A federal judge has ruled that Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is the sole owner of his pornography company and his estranged brother is not entitled to half the business.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman ruled Thursday in the Cincinnati case.
Bertelsman wrote that Jimmy Flynt provided no "credible evidence" to show he ever was a partner in the business. Bertelsman also wrote that any interest claimed by Jimmy Flynt was released in a 1988 settlement between the brothers.
Larry Flynt has said his younger brother never was more than an employee. He also said the lawsuit was aimed at punishing him for firing Jimmy Flynt and his two sons.
The brother told the Enquirer his lawsuit was about fair compensation and that he would appeal.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com