A wild and circuitous series of litigation between In-N-Out Burgers Inc. and ousted executive Robert Boyd came to an end with a settlement of all civil and probate litigation, it was announced Thursday. Neither party would comment on the terms of the Wednesday settlement.
In December, Boyd filed six cases in Los Angeles Superior Court's civil and probate divisions related to three Snyder family trusts. As co-trustee on several family trusts held on behalf of Lynsi Martinez, In-N-Out matriarch Esther Snyder's 23-year-old sole heir, Boyd claimed that Martinez was trying to oust him and speed her own succession.
Irvine-based In-N-Out filed a suit in January, accusing Boyd of embezzlement and fraud, including the use of company construction crews to remodel his home. He was removed from the company at a board meeting later that month. Boyd later filed a cross-complaint seeking damages.
Founded in 1948 by Snyder and her husband, Harry, In-N-Out first opened in Baldwin Park, now home to its museum, training center and some executive offices. In-N-Out now has 202 restaurants, according to the company's site.
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