A second lawsuit alleging a payola scheme by Univision Music has been filed against the record company, Billboard.biz has confirmed.

The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit by Platino Records, which has a distribution deal with Univision, accuses the recording giant of driving down Platino's sales by cutting its marketing and distribution of the smaller label's music.

In the Aug. 7 suit, which seeks damages in excess of $10 million, Platino alleges this was to discourage its owner, Alberto Mitchell, from testifying against Univision in a previous payola-related lawsuit by former Fonovisa promotions VP Daniel Mireles.

The suit also accuses a manager at Univision Music of asking Mitchell to help put together a list of radio program directors to pay for play. When Mitchell refused, the suit says, Univision Music apologized, but then allegedly forced Platino into debt after Mitchell went ahead and testified in the Mireles case.

A spokeswoman for Univision declined comment, citing a policy against speaking about pending litigation.