San Antonio has seen several cases proving that matters of business can tear apart families.

The latest to boil over involves the estate of Germano “Jim” Hasslocher, which includes the Jim’s Restaurant chain and Magic Time Machine restaurants.

Jimmy Hasslocher, CEO and president of Hasslocher Enterprises, the chain’s parent company, has for years been embroiled in a dispute with his sisters Caryn and Susan Hasslocher over the estate.

Here’s a look at four other cases from recent years in which area families have gone to war with themselves over business matters:

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, and his wife Grace, dance around the floor of the Superdome in New Orleans Sunday Dec. 17, 2000. The Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-7 to move into the playoffs with one game remaining in the season. This is the first time the Saints will advance to post season play since 1992. (AP Photo / Andrew J. Cohoon)

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Benson family: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans

In 2015, billionaire Tom Benson entered a long and bitter court battle with his estranged daughter, Renee Benson of Blanco, regarding her ownership stakes in the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans pro sports teams.

Between 2009 and 2014, a series of trusts had been created giving Renee and her children control of about 60 percent of nonvoting shares for the Saints and 95 percent for the Pelicans. But in 2015, Tom Benson made it clear that he wanted to leave full ownership of the Saints to his third wife of more than 11 years, Gayle Benson, after the family had a falling out the previous year.

In 2017, the father and daughter reached a confidential settlement after several months of negotiations.

Benson amassed his wealth in San Antonio, where he built an empire of car dealerships and local banks starting in the 1950s. He died in 2018 at the age of 90.

Barbara Rush and Marvin Rush were at the Boysville Wildest Auction in the West on 8/20/2010 at the Freeman Coliseum.

Barbara Rush and Marvin Rush were at the Boysville Wildest Auction in the West on 8/20/2010 at the Freeman Coliseum.

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Rush Enterprises

After the death in May 2018 of W. Marvin Rush II, the founder of the Rush Enterprises chain of truck dealerships, his son WM “Rusty” Rush III, the chain’s chairman, and his third wife Barbara Rush filed separate wills for his estate.

The assets at stake included his stock in the company, which as of February operated more than 125 dealerships in 23 states, according to its annual filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission. His shares were worth nearly $ 74 million in 2018.

Rusty said those shares belonged to him based on a 2006 will, while Barbara said that Marvin had made a new will in 2013.

Jimmy Hasslocher is the CEO of Frontier Enterprises which runs Jim's Restaurants, The Magic Time Machine, and Frontier Burger.

Jimmy Hasslocher is the CEO of Frontier Enterprises which runs Jim’s Restaurants, The Magic Time Machine, and Frontier Burger.

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Black’s Barbecue

In the town of Lockhart, about 70 miles northeast of San Antonio, the Black family has operated a barbecue joint, now known as The Original Black’s Barbecue, since 1932. In 2008, Kent Black became the business’s third-generation pitmaster when he took over upon the retirement of his parents, according to Wide Open Eats.

In 2014, twin brothers Mike and Mark Black told Eater Austin that Kent Black’s barbecue techniques “have violated Black’s Barbecue’s“ old school ‘traditions, ”saying he had moved away from using open pits in favor of rotisserie cookers. They then decided to start their own barbecue restaurant in Austin, Terry Black’s BBQ, and have since expanded to Dallas. They plan to open a location in Lockhart this year, according to their website.

Justin Hall sits with his wife, Sylvia, sit in Bexar County Probate Court 2, during a hearing on his family's estate, Thursday, Dec.  21, 2017. Hall is fighting his sister, Dominique and his mother, Frances, over his father, late trucking magnate Bill Hall, Jr.  estate.  The son wants Judge Tom Rickhoff to impose a constructive trust on the assets that would otherwise go to his mother Frances A. Hall, who was convicted in 2016 of murdering her husband in a jealous rage.  Frances and her daughter, Dominique, are fighting the request.

Justin Hall sits with his wife, Sylvia, sit in Bexar County Probate Court 2, during a hearing on his family’s estate, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Hall is fighting his sister, Dominique and his mother, Frances, over his father, late trucking magnate Bill Hall, Jr. estate. The son wants Judge Tom Rickhoff to impose a constructive trust on the assets that would otherwise go to his mother Frances A. Hall, who was convicted in 2016 of murdering her husband in a jealous rage. Frances and her daughter, Dominique, are fighting the request.

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Bill Hall Jr. Trucking

Bill Hall Jr .: In 2013, the trucking magnate Bill Hall Jr. was killed when his wife, Frances A. Hall, knocked his motorcycle off the road after a highway chase. He had been following a Range Rover she owned driven by his lover, Bonnie Contreras.

Bill died without a will so his share of the estate passed to his widow Frances. Justin Hall, their son, later sued to take control of the estate from his mother, who by then was serving a prison sentence for killing him. In 2017, he lost the court battle when Bexar Probate Judge Tom Rickhoff made a ruling that confirmed Frances’ claim to 100 percent of the estate, including the Bill Hall Jr. Trucking companies.

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