Best Buy Sued by Former Executive
Best Buy has been sued by a recently dismissed former top executive, who alleges that the company breached his contract. But the retail giant has filed a counterclaim, alleging that he had an “improper relationship” with a teenaged daughter of an employee.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Gregory A. Thorson, the company’s former executive vice president of enterprise transformation, has sued Best Buy for $40 million in “severance pay, forfeited stock options and bonuses,” as well as punitive damages. But the company claims both that Thorson engaged in inappropriate behavior with the employer’s daughter, and that he had concealed legal trouble from years earlier in Texas.
The trial, in district court, is scheduled for this spring in Hennepin County.