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September 6, 2013

The second-gen chief executive of US family firm Market Basket has taken court action to block a $300 million dividend payout approved by the board of directors last week.

The second-gen chief executive of US family firm Market Basket has taken court action to block a $300 million dividend payout approved by the board of directors last week.

In a lawsuit filed 5 September in Suffolk Superior Court, Arthur T DeMoulas said the payment should be blocked until problems surrounding the make up of the board are resolved.

He said chairman Keith Cowan, although being nominally independent, was biased in favour of his opponents, including DeMoulas’s cousin and rival Arthur S.

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