Ex-Oxbow Exec's Captivity Claim False, Koch Says

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 12:32 PM EST) -- Billionaire Oxbow Carbon & Minerals Inc. owner William Koch asked a California federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a former executive’s suit, saying the executive's claim he was held captive after questioning an alleged tax evasion scheme was retaliation for fraud claims against him.

According to Koch, plaintiff Kirby Martensen had failed to show he actually was held against his will when after being invited to Bear Ranch, Koch's estate outside Aspen, Colo., in March 2012. Instead, the “disgruntled former employee” had filed the suit in revenge...
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Case Information

Case Title

Martensen v. Koch

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Jacqueline Scott Corley

Date Filed

October 11, 2012

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