Don's oldest son, Craig Broder, says his father acquired the rack when the family divided his grandparents' possessions. In 1997, his father's three brothers and three sisters sought to have the rack established as part of the family estate. The six Broder siblings wanted to sell the rack and distribute the money among the heirs, says Craig. George Broder, the oldest, claims that his younger brother Don originally took the rack from the Broder family home without the consent of other family members. In a ruling this March, the court found that the rack was the property of all of Ed Broder's heirs.