The children of Dobbs Tire and Auto founder Don Dobbs are literally fighting among themselves to control the family business.
According to the St. Louis Business Journal, David Dobbs punched his sister Laura Killoren during a recent company retreat in Cancun. David Dobbs has served as the president and chief executive officer of the St. Louis-based tire and auto repair chain since 1996. His father, and company founder, Don Dobbs, died earlier this year.
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-Will Buss, BND business writer