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Opinion & Order – Kevin Brittingham and Lynsey Thompson v. AAC & Remington

If you’ve been waiting for the big SHOT Show, industry insider buzz, I’d say this is it.

We recently informed you that Advanced Armament Corp founder and his associate Lynsey Thompson and won their two-year-long court battle with AAC’s new owners Remington ask Freedom Group aka FGI. Now, we have full access to Judge Katherine Forrest’s opinion. It’s quite the read and she didn’t pull any punches in reaching her verdict or explaining it.

Interestingly, the judge issued the document on Brittingham’s 40th birthday. Talk about a birthday present. Based on conversations with him the judgement could be in excess of $14 Million, but considering the amount he was still owed couple with what he has paid out in legal fees and personal pain, I’d say that it isn’t outrageous. It also lifts any non-compete restrictions, so for Kevin Brittingham, it’s “game on!”

Read it all for yourself by downloading it here: Brittingham Opinion & Order.

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8 Responses to “Opinion & Order – Kevin Brittingham and Lynsey Thompson v. AAC & Remington”

  1. jbgleason says:

    And here I was hoping our Industry Surprise this go-around would be more high profile arrests and press conferences followed by quietly dropping all charges.

    • nigel tufnel says:

      there’s still time for that.

    • jbgleason says:

      I just spent over an hour reading that and I will say, if you are involved in a FFL/SOT or are interested in corporate politics, it is well worth your time. Wow.

      • Agreed, quite interesting.

        • John says:

          Second that. As a pre law student with a love for guns that was a good read. I just can’t get over the fact they terminated Kevin the same year he grew the company 100%. I understand you may not like a guy but clearly he was doing something right.

      • Invictus says:

        Ditto. I just read the whole thing. Remington corporate sounds like a total shit show.

        Thanks for posting this, and please let us know of any of Kevin and Lynsey’s new ventures for me to support.

  2. Stan says:

    Wow! That document doesn’t paint a pretty picture of Remington’s corporate culture, but its really not that surprising given that Mr. Robert Nardelli was at the helm. I worked for Home Depot briefly when I was just out of college and watched the mess he made in the culture there. It went from a well motivated team to a watch your back “police” state in a very short amount of time.

  3. Scotty C says:

    Thanks for posting. I will agree what the others have posted. Very interesting take on the business side of the industry. I will be more informed of what to avoid when I am ready to get out!!!