Whilst women (and men) around the globe learned many an interesting lesson from Fifty Shades of Grey, that is not the kind of lesson we can really discuss in a law blog....
Oddly enough though, a business lesson (not of the whips and chains ilk) can be taken away and hopefully it prevents expensive commercial mistakes being made in the future, although I sadly doubt it.
The back story is one of trust and alleged betrayal so it may itself become a movie all on its own.
It is a long story so in bullet point format for easy reading it is as follows:
Lesson to be learned - document your business relationship whilst everybody is still friends. It is too late to document the arrangement when you all fall out and hate each other.
When documenting your arrangement, record everything including:
Not only will such an agreement be helpful if you do fall out, it may actually prevent you from falling out. If you have the difficult conversations at the beginning and it is all recorded then this may save resentment from arising and leading to a breakdown in the relationship.
Now back to that erotic fiction writing....