Flipper, Cover Your Ears

JACQUES COUSTEAU IS DIVING into the murky waters of a nasty family feud. The famed oceanographer, now 85, charges that his son, Jean-Michel, is cashing in on the family name to promote a business venture--the posh new Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort. The elder Cousteau filed suit Sept. 4 in Fiji to force Jean-Michel, 57, to drop the family name from his $3 million resort or print a disclaimer wherever it appears on stationery or promotional material. Jacques claims the name damages his reputation and that of the Cousteau Society, a nonprofit foundation. Another defendant is one of Jean-Michel's investors, resort-owner Post Ranch, whose manager, Larry Callahan, says Jacques is being "unfair."

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