Family feuds over business, money
The Demoulas family
After taking over the Market Basket supermarket chain that was started by their father in Lowell, brothers Mike and George Demoulas grew the business into a successful chain. George died in 1971, and almost 20 years later his heirs sued Mike for defrauding them out of almost all of George's assets.
A judge ruled in favor of George's heirs in 1994, but the legal and public feud endured for years, and is considered by many to be the nastiest family feud in Massachusetts history.