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Alaskan Bush People’s Ami Brown appeals ruling in case against Billy Brown’s estate

Ami Brown on Alaskan Bush People
Ami Brown on Alaskan Bush People. Pic credit: Discovery

There is a big lawsuit filed against Billy Brown’s estate — and his widow Ami Brown has been left to fight it.

The lawsuit is for $500,000 and centers on money that investor Dr. Robert Maughon claims Billy owed him before his death.

Ami motioned to have the lawsuit moved from federal court to the state courts, but a judge denied the request.

Ami is now appealing that ruling.

Ami Brown appeals judge’s decision on lawsuit

When investor Robert Maughon sued Billy Brown’s estate and his company, Alaskan Wilderness Family Productions, for $500,000 for breach of contract in April 2021, his claims were that Billy did not pay him profits allegedly owed to him from the show.

Ami filed to dismiss the lawsuit based on the “lack of subject matter jurisdiction.” This was because the suit was filed in federal court, and she felt that the court had no authority to hear a probate case.

However, a Washington judge denied the request, and the case has moved forward.

In court papers, the judge determined that “Federal Courts have jurisdiction to entertain suits to determine the rights of creditors, legatees, heir, and other claimants against a decedent’s estate, so long as the federal court does not interfere with the probate proceedings.”

According to The Sun, on April 27, Billy’s estate filed to appeal the judge’s decision. Ami has managed Billy’s estate as its representative since his passing.

One major problem with the lawsuit for Ami is there was no will found after Billy’s death. She listed his assets as $439,000, including $415,000 in real property for four parcels of land. He had $2,000 in a Wells Fargo bank account. 

The grounds of the lawsuit

The Robert Maughon lawsuit claimed the money owed was from Alaskan Bush People’s television success and the success of the books based on the show.

Maughon is said to have had a contract with Billy, which allegedly shows he invested $20,000 in 2009 with Alaska Wilderness Family Productions.

He also said he had a second contract with Brown where he invested $10,000. Maughon supplied both contracts to the court when filing the lawsuit — both reportedly notarized and with Billy Brown’s signature.

Maughon claims accounting would need to be done to know the total amount that Billy’s books made, but in the lawsuit, he is demanding $500,000 and a trial.

Alaskan Bush People is on hiatus. The show has not yet been renewed, but if it is, it should return sometime in 2022.

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Littledove Blackthunder
Littledove Blackthunder
6 months ago

Due to irregular issues with Medical Insurance due to his illness, and the TV Show, these charges will help Ami and her family members with the mostly these are fake charges.
Washington State Federal Law Book : 17 Article: 17-78 Section: 1-78 Code: irregular issues with his heart problems should have been in Social Security Disability and Medicaid and brain suizures also.
Law Book: 18 Article: 34 Section: 8-78 CODE: Person is trying to sue the wrong person for monies that belong to the family malpractice for sueing Ami Brown and deceased husband.
Washington State Law Book: 8 SECTION: 12-78 Article: 12-68 Code: Illegal malpractice for sueing the Brown family without a will due to the will is in Alaska, most like Anchorage at a friend’s house.

Larry
Larry
6 months ago

Leave them alone for god’s sake. He seemed like a good, god loving family man. They certainly didn’t get rich off that loan

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months ago
Reply to  Larry

And like he says ^^^

Sherry absher
Sherry absher
6 months ago

We love this family we’ve watched the show from the beginning I wish you the Best your family deserves some peace I wish I had the money to help you .your family has been thru HELL😢 BTY I’m not that great at writing but we miss the show and especially the Family can’t wait to see how they’re doing I know they’re not in Alaska well last we seen I can’t wait to come there it’s been one on my Bucket List . Ami we love you and will be praying for your family it’s in Gods Hands 🥰

Sandra M Brown
Sandra M Brown
6 months ago

Good luck Ami,my prayers r with you,I pray you can find some of Billy’s diary’s that days what he wanted for you & your family,if you do mail them to yourself thru registered mail & that makes it a legal document or atleast is does in Arkansas,I don’t know if it will work for you but atleast it’s worth a try,ask your attorney about it,it worked for me in a similar situation,God Bless you & your family,I’m praying for you & your family & that you win this battle,☮️💖✝️

Jason Merria
Jason Merria
6 months ago

I think this Doctor is a money hungry butthead. (I would like to call him something else but be a Christian I will refrain.) I think the Brown family has been through enough in the last few years dealing with Ami’s cancer, the wildfire that consumed the land and last but not least Billy’s passing. If the man has 30,000 to invest which is a gamble in the first place then losing 30,000 isn’t going to put him in the poor house. He should try to work something out with the Browns not sue them. Have a heart and give the family a break.

Maria R Delgado
Maria R Delgado
6 months ago

Why do contracts with a person that is passed,not cancelled? They’re only valid if the person that signed.Good Luck Ami.You are in my prayers.