Andrew Murray and David Robson, directors and founding members of direct-to-consumer business Trinity Street, have issued a writ in the High Court to two of the company’s current board members.
Claiming they were unlawfully removed from the company in a boardroom coup last month, Murray and Robson name Sanjay Wadhwani, a director at Ingenious Ventures, and former Trinity Street sales director Danny Oakes in the writ, along with Trinity Universal Holdings Limited.
Along with being stripped of their director titles, the pair claim they had their voting rights withdrawn, were dismissed as employees and were wrongly excluded from the management of the company they helped found.
“Our treatment at the hands of Sanjay Wadhwani and Danny Oakes — whereby they have effectively prevented us from running our own business — has been outrageous,” said Murray in a statement. “We contend that their behaviour is unlawful so we have instructed our legal team to expedite this case to its fullest extent.”
David Robson and Andrew Murray acquired Trinity Street in October 2004. It provides one-stop solutions for direct-to-consumer services covering recorded music, live events and merchandise.
The company entered into an agreement with VC fund Ingenious Media Active Capital in July 2007. Trinity names Ministry of Sound, Arctic Monkeys, NME, Universal Music Group and EMI among its current clientele.
In response to the summons, a spokesperson from Ingenious Media told Billboard.biz: “We believe the claims are without merit and are strenuously denied. In the meantime, we continue to act — as we have at all times — in the best interests of Trinity Street.”