Kalanick says Benchmark wants to 'publicly slander'
Uber may have picked a new CEO, but the battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and Uber investor Benchmark Capital continues to rage. The latest is a new court filing from Kalanick, who reiterates his earlier argument that the entire case should be submitted to arbitration — per terms of a voting agreement that is central to Benchmark's claims. Kalanick also discloses that today he filed a claim with the American Arbitration Association.
Timeline: The judge, Delaware Chancery Court's Sam Glasscock, is expected to rule on the arbitration issue by as early as this Wednesday. If he agrees with Kalanick, then the legal mess goes behind closed doors. If he sides with Benchmark, then he would construct a schedule of depositions and document creation that would result in Kalanick providing more specfic rebuttals to Benchmark's charges than he has done so far.