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11/01/2011 11:25 am ET Updated Jan 01, 2012

'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Jacqueline Laurita And Husband Sued For $7.8 Million

Looks like Teresa Giudice isn't the only New Jersey "Real Housewife" to have financial troubles. After making a no-show on October's two-part reunion special, Jacqueline Laurita and husband Chris are part of a $7.8 million lawsuit against their dissolved clothing company, Signature Apparel.

RadarOnline reports that the couple, along with Chris's brother Joseph Laurita, mismanaged the once-profitable company for personal gain. The list includes luxurious private airplane rentals, credit card payments amounting to nearly $2 million and 11 leased cars, including a Bentley and a Maserati.

The company, which sold clothing for branded apparel, went out of business in August 2010; the family declared bankruptcy just two months later, in October. In November, the lawsuit in question was filed with the following complaint:

"The Laurita brothers soon drained the Company of all of its funds and assets in order to support their families' increasingly opulent lifestyle of private jets, limosines, extravagant parties, premium automobiles, designer clothing, ostentatious home furnishings and lavish vacations."

The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" ladies have recently been splashed all over the tabloids with public name-calling and finger-pointing. The lawsuit follows rumors of Jacqueline's alleged stripper past in Las Vegas, for which Jacqueline blames Teresa, who has emerged as the nemesis of the show under now-departed villain Danielle Staub's shadows.

"My insiders tell me Teresa and Danielle did that," Jacqueline tweeted. Previously it was rumored that Jacqueline had quit the show, now filming its fourth season.