This family feud has reached the boiling point.
A group of siblings are suing their brothers to get access to the books of K. Hall & Sons Enterprises Inc. of Little Rock, which operates the restaurant K. Hall & Sons Produce.
The plaintiffs are four siblings and the son of one of the siblings: Kathryn Hendrix, Knoxie Hall Jr., Rosalind Molden and Gail Marshall and her son Jonathan Marshall, all of Little Rock. They are seeking a preliminary injunction against their brothers, Curtis Hall and David Hall, both of Little Rock, and the family business, which also operates a wholesale food distribution system. David Hall is the president of the company and Curtis is the vice president.
The plaintiffs want to see the company’s books, but the brothers haven’t handed them over, according to the lawsuit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
The siblings also said in the lawsuit that they haven’t received distributions from the company in “many years, if ever.”
The plaintiffs want to review the company’s records to determine if it has been mismanaged. They are also seeking a preliminary injunction that would require the defendants to turn over the documents. And they want to prevent the brothers from selling or disposing of any of the company’s assets in the meantime.
David Hall told Whispers that he’s not familiar with the allegations and declined to comment on them.
The parties in the case, except for Jonathan Marshall, are the adult children of the late Knoxie Hall Sr. and Estella Marie Crenshaw Hall, who were elected to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2016.
The entry on the Black Hall of Fame’s website said that the couple’s children entered into the family business in 1984. Its restaurant is famous for its hamburgers and weekly seafood boils, the website said.
The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Chris Stevens and David Fuqua of Fuqua Campbell of Little Rock.