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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:04am

King Family Feud Nears End

The heirs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have agreed to dismiss most of the remaining legal claims against each other months after the civil rights leader's children reached a settlement.

A Fulton County judge's order Wednesday gives an interim custodian control over the King Center, which has been at the center of a legal feud. They reached the settlement in October. Martin Luther King III, Bernice King and Dexter King aired their grievances in open court for more than a year.

Dexter King's brother and sister sued him in 2008, accusing him of acting improperly as head of their father's estate, which the three of them control as a private corporation.

They claimed he shut them out of decisions involving King Inc. and refused to hold a shareholders meeting since 2004.