The daughter of Gregory Faull has taken legal action against the anti-virus software pioneer.
Faull was found shot dead last November in his home in Belize. His next door neighbour was McAfee, who went on the run after the death.
McAfee insists he had no connection to the killing and believes it was a set up by the Belize government.
Gary Roberts, a Florida-based lawyer acting on behalf of Mr Faull's daughter, is seeking a jury trial and more than $75,000 in damages from the "wrongful death lawsuit".
Faull was found dead in his home on November 11th 2012. The previous month he had filed a complaint with the local mayor against McAfee, saying his dogs were unsafe.
Since the incident McAfee has done little to keep a low profile. In June he released a bizarre video entitled ‘How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus’ in which he attempted to show users how to do just that. However, he is seen getting slightly distracted by snorting bath salts and partying with scantily clad women.
Last month, McAfee revealed plans for his new company, Future Tense Central, which intends to launch a gadget that will make its users untraceable and anonymous.