Lawsuit filed for control of popular Block Island hotel

By: News Staff


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NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. – Just ahead of the beach season the owners of one popular Block Island destination are finding themselves in some legal trouble.

The mother of Paul and Blake Filippi is suing her sons over control of Ballards.

The lawsuit against Blake and Paul accuses them of trying to gain control of the businesses assets, including the trust.

But their countersuit contends that their mother allowed the business to borrow millions without prior trust approval.

A hearing is set for next week.

No further information is available at this time.

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