Mali Nachum, a former partner in the financially troubled Beso club, filed the suit on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that Longoria violated California usury laws, reports the Telegraph.
The Desperate Housewives star lent Nachum 1 million dollars for the venture in 2009 and was promised repayment at 8 per cent annual interest and a large stake in the club. But according to the suit, Nachum discovered in December that the terms violated California usury laws. He estimates damages of at least 4 million dollars and is seeking three times that figure.
A statement from Longoria's publicist calls the suit meritless and blames her former partners for forcing the nightclub into bankruptcy protection last week.