The Orlando Sentinel reports (http://thesent.nl/WBDTAJ ) that Associated Investigative Services filed the lawsuit Friday in Orange County Circuit Court. The company says it was hired in June to provide security for the Zimmerman family but promised payments stopped after an independent trustee took over Zimmerman's defense fund.
Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara says the lawsuit was a surprise and that the company was paid some $40,000.
Zimmerman is awaiting trial on second-degree murder charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman contends the unarmed teenager attacked him and is claiming self-defense in the February killing. Zimmerman is free on $1 million bail and is in hiding.