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Description:  Succession issues can pose a serious problem with family owned businesses. It seems that this is the case at Leon’s furniture where family members are now feuding over ownership of a certain class of shares. A complex series of trust arrangements appears to be a central issue as a widow of one of the Leon’s family members takes forward her claim against Terry Leon, the CEO, and his brothers.

Date: April 20, 2018

Source:  thestar.com

Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/leon-vs-leon-inside-the-brutal-battle-tearing-apart-canadas-furniture-family

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