Family Feud

Egan, Mary Ellen
January 2008
Forbes Asia;1/7/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p30
The article focuses on a nasty mother-son feud between Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Curtis of Carlson Cos., the $3.7 billion sales empire that includes Radisson hotels and TGIFriday's restaurants. Marilyn, chief executive of the privately held company in Minnetonka, Minnesota, fired her son Curtis, last year from his job as chief operating officer. Marilyn said Curtis was unfit, his temper was explosive and his behavior was inconsistent. Curtis then filed suit demanding to be bought out, and Marilyn countersued.


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