A friend and business partner of former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has filed a lawsuit over ownership of a company that promoted his ideas about workplace culture.
Logic Commercial Real Estate has been selected to find buyers for several downtown Las Vegas properties owned by the late Tony Hsieh’s estate.
Tony Hsieh’s former attorney claimed in court documents that text messages she received from the late Zappos CEO’s father indicate his family did not believe Hsieh was struggling with drug use around the time of his death.
Former business associates of Tony Hsieh have accused the family of the late Zappos’ CEO of making “lurid allegations” in recent court filings.
The new film is based on the upcoming Hsieh biography, “Wonder Boy: Tony Hsieh, Zappos and the Myth of Happiness in Silicon Valley.”
Lawyers for the father of the late Tony Hsieh claim that a business associate plied his son with alcohol while pressuring him on social media to buy the former Zappos headquarters for $30 million more than it was worth.
Mark Evensvold had claimed in the suit that he went to work for Hsieh in 2020 and was offered an annual salary of $450,000, plus a signing bonus.
According to court documents, a settlement has been reached between Tony Hsieh and the late Zappos CEO’s friend and financial manager.
The late tech mogul’s estate did not say how many of his downtown parcels will be sold.
Documents filed in the legal fight over Tony Hsieh’s estate allege that after the Zappos CEO died, his brother paid himself “several million” dollars from the estate’s money.
A Las Vegas judge ruled that a downtown apartment building owned by the Zappos founder was fraudulently sold for $1.2 million following his death.
Andrew Hsieh claimed that as his brother’s behavior worsened, he began to plan “quiet trips” for Tony to leave Park City and “be away from the people who were exploiting him and enabling his continued decline.”
Court records filed this month by Tony Hsieh’s family and associates level more detailed accusations that both parties financially took advantage of the Zappos founder, even after Hsieh had died.
A counterclaim filed this month by former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s estate describes more of the tech entrepreneur’s “delusional” plans for Park City, Utah.
“Ascension,” based on Chinese citizen’s pursuit of wealth, has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards