Meghan Edmonds’ Husband Jimmy Caught Up In Lawsuit: Why He Is Missing On ‘RHOC’

Meghan Edmonds is new to The Real Housewives of Orange County, but she is already defending her husband and her marriage. Vicki Gunvalson is convinced that Meghan’s marriage is down the tubes because Jimmy Edmonds spends 50 percent of his time in St. Louis. Of course, Meghan is in a bit of an odd situation. Her step-daughter, Hayley, is going to school in Orange County and, until recently, she was spending lots of time with her mother.

Sadly, Hayley’s mother passed away last week, and Meghan Edmonds is left to pick up the pieces and be a good support system for her step-daughter. On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Meghan simply revealed that her husband is out of town a lot, but didn’t specify what he is doing. A new report reveals that there could have been legal troubles in St. Louis.

According to a new Radar Online report, Meghan Edmonds‘ husband was named in a lawsuit that could have been costly for him. According to U.S. district court documents, restaurateur Jeff Ruby, owner of Cincinnatti steakhouse The Precinct, sued Edmonds and his company, MWS LLC, for trademark infringement after Edmonds deliberately opened a new eatery with the same name. It sounds like Jimmy didn’t do his research before venturing in to this business deal. The restaurant was called The Precinct, as well.

Edmonds “has embarked in a deliberate and willful campaign to circumvent and misappropriate Plaintiff’s exclusive rights in the Precinct Mark and the goodwill associated herewith,” Ruby revealed in the court documents, adding that Jimmy had been in the restaurant several times.

“Edmonds became uniquely and intimately aware of Plaintiff’s iconic Precinct restaurant,” Ruby said, alleging that his competitor purposely imitated his restaurant’s name, décor, and dress.

What was the outcome? He was sued for financial compensation and he was asked to shut down the restaurant. The case was dismissed just a few months back, when he was filming The Real Housewives of Orange County with Meghan. But he could be skipping out on filming because he is embarrassed of Meghan’s behavior. Meghan has often said that Jimmy doesn’t like the cameras. But it is interesting that she would still film the show, knowing her husband doesn’t like it. Maybe Meghan was bored and needed something to do with him out of town so much.

“Anyway, I was angry when I saw Jimmy turn away when I tried to kiss him at the Bello’s. He was embarrassed that I was involved in a dramatic scene at his friends’ house but he should’ve trusted me to know that I wasn’t ‘ambushing’ Shannon. He should’ve kissed me and looked me in the eyes. I had no idea he reacted this way until I saw the episode because I was so preoccupied with the ridiculous drama. When I asked him about this moment he told me he acted this way because he doesn’t like drama and he apologized,” Meghan Edmonds has said about her husband, according to the Inquisitr.

Do you think his legal troubles justifies his absence on the show and in Meghan Edmonds’ life?

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