Oxbow Owner Koch Can't Shake Former Exec's Captivity Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 30, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss most claims brought by a former Oxbow Carbon & Minerals Inc. executive accusing the company's billionaire owner William Koch of holding him captive after he questioned the legality of an alleged tax evasion plan.

In January, Koch asked the court to nix Kirby Martensen's suit, saying his claims that he was held captive was retaliation for fraud allegations against him. Koch argued Martensen had failed to show he was held against his will after being invited to Bear...
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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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