Daniel Pidgeon, board chairman of Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, is suing his family for being “wrongfully terminated” from the company that he helped found 23 years ago. Pidgeon, the youngest of four brothers and Chief Financial Officer for the Starpower retail business, is seeking $5 million in damages.
In a lawsuit filed in the District Court in Dallas County, Texas, Pidgeon alleges a series of unlawful practices by his brothers David, Michael, and Steven; his father Barry; and acting Chief Operating Officer Tom Schurr, which include wrongful termination, defamation, and willful violation of Starpower’s corporate bylaws.
His actions and account of the situation starkly contrast comments made by his brother David, the CEO of Starpower. Dallas News reports that in a Starpower email to employees, David said that Daniel had voluntarily “agreed to leave the company.”