RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the lawsuit between two Filippi brothers that will determine the fate of the Joseph Filippi Winery.
Attorneys for Gino and Joe Filippi confirmed the trail date today during a trial readiness hearing in West Valley Superior Court.
Gino, an Upland councilman who owns a 45 percent stake in the Rancho Cucamonga winery, was fired from his position at the winery and is seeking to dissolve the family business.
Joe, who owns a 55 percent stake in the business, has counter-sued Gino for alleged breach of fiduciary duty.
A court staff member said today that the trial will begin Tuesday if there is a courtroom with an open schedule that can accommodate the trial proceedings. If there is not space, the trial date will be pushed back, the staff member said.