BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Hustler Hollywood plans on challenging Monday’s ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that a lower court was correct in holding that the city of Indianapolis can prohibit adult stores from operating in certain zoning districts.
“The court went against us and did not rule in our favor,” Larry Flynt told XBIZ. “However, we think we will prevail upon appeal.”
Attorneys for Flynt, whose holdings include the iconic LFP Inc. brand, which includes the adult entertainment Hustler mark, could ask for the 7th Circuit panel to rehear the case or ask the full court, en banc, to take another look at the appeal.
Hustler Hollywood last year filed a federal lawsuit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the city of Indianapolis and Marion County, as well as the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals and other agencies after they refused to allow its new store to open in 2016 after it had signed a 10-year lease.