One of other bits of news when Minyard’s closed its Lakewood store was a cost-cutting measure — layoffs, selling a distribution center, and outsourcing. But Minyard’s is in apparently even more trouble than that.

It is embroiled in a nasty lawsuit with its former CEO that involves a surprising amount of name calling, with Minyard’s claiming the CEO cost the company $12.6 million and that he violated the chain’s ethics code. The CEO, meanwhile, is countersuing for libel. Makes the grocery store business sound exciting, doesn’t it?

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