Peter Karmanos, guy who moved Hartford Whalers, being sued for $100 million by sons

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is being sued by three of his sons for more than $100 million.

The lawsuit was filed last week in a court in Oakland County, Michigan, where Karmanos lives.

The sons say their father did not repay a loan he took out in 2013 from a limited partnership he created with them.

The lawsuit states a son sent Karmanos a notice of default on April 21, demanding a $4.3 million payment on the loan within 30 days or else the entire balance of $105 million would be due immediately.

The lawsuit says no payment was made.

Peter Alter and Ethan Holtz, the Michigan-based attorneys representing the sons, did not respond to requests for comment. Hurricanes spokesman Mike Sundheim declined comment.

Karmanos moved the Whalers from Hartford to Carolina in 1997. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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