David DuBose Answers Cox Counterclaim In Birmingham Bonus Suit
September 12, 2013 at 4:01 AM (PT)
DAVID DUBOSE's answer to COX MEDIA GROUP, LLC's counterclaim in his suit against his former employer denies COX's allegations that his actions as the company's BIRMINGHAM cluster Market Manager before DUBOSE's SUMMITMEDIA acquired the stations were done without the knowledge or approval of COX management.
DUBOSE's original suit alleged that COX's then-President DAVID FRANKLIN promised him a bonus for staying on board through the transition and helping in several signal upgrades, then increased the bonus offer when the sale did not close by the end of 2012.
COX, in its counterclaim, denied that DUBOSE is owed the $310,686.97 he says the company promised him as bonus pay for staying with the cluster while it was in the process of being sold to his present employer SUMMITMEDIA, where he serves as EVP/COO and alleged that DUBOSE's abortive hiring of crosstown CUMULUS Sports WJOX PD RYAN HANEY for then-Sports WZNN was made without COX's consent and put the company on the hook for paying HANEY's legal fees after CUMULUS objected. The answer denies that COX didn't know or approve the arrangement and asserts several affirmative defenses.