David DuBose Sues Summit Media Over Firing
June 24, 2014 at 3:56 AM (PT)
DAVID DUBOSE, the former COO of SUMMIT MEDIA who is embroiled in a lawsuit against former longtime employer COX MEDIA GROUP, has filed suit against SUMMIT MEDIA as well, reports the BIRMINGHAM NEWS' AL.COM.
DUBOSE, who sued COX over bonuses he said were due him for staying on board as VP/Market Manager while the BIRMINGHAM cluster was in the process of being sold to SUMMIT, is suing SUMMIT and CEO CARL PARMER for his MAY firing.
DUBOSE's lawsuit in JEFFERSON COUNTY court alleges that PARMER and other SUMMIT officials conspired to fire him after he put the company together while PARMER, who is godfather to DUBOSE's son, allegedly traveled to PARIS and played golf in AUGUSTA.
The suit says that DUBOSE worked on assembling the investment group and then was given a five-year deal as COO at a base salary of $318,000 plus bonuses and benefits and a piece of the company as an equity owner, but he did not have a written contract because, DUBOSE said, he trusted PARMER. DUBOSE later refused to sign a document and an e-mail characterizing his departure as a resignation.
SUMMIT attorney DAVID MARSH told AL.COM that the company denies DUBOSE's allegations and will provide "evidence of how SUMMIT tried to work with Mr. DUBOSE and treat him fairly."