05/12/2013 01:14 EDT | Updated 07/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Family squabble over control of famed French Quarter restaurant heads to federal court

NEW ORLEANS - Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans is famous for inventing the Bananas Foster dessert, but the eatery is also known for a long-running ownership dispute.

The bitter squabble heads to court Monday, when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony in a lawsuit that two Brennan family members filed against a competing faction of relatives.

Ted Brennan and a daughter are seeking a court order barring three other relatives — Owen "Pip" Brennan and his two sons — from interfering in the restaurant's business. They claim Pip didn't have the authority to call an April 26 shareholder meeting to vote on removing them as Brennan's directors.

Pip Brennan claims Ted, his brother, was disqualified from voting because creditors seized his shares.