Papa John’s Founder Sues the Company, Seeking Documents Related to His Ouster

Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter is suing the pizza chain, demanding internal files related to directors’ handling of his ouster for using a racial slur during a media-training session, reports Bloomberg via the Los Angeles Times.

Schnatter, who owns 29% of the company, resigned as chairman this month but remains on the board.

The report continues:

“Mr. Schnatter sought to inspect documents because of the unexplained and heavy handed way in which the company has treated him” after news surfaced of his use of a racial epithet, the founder’s lawyers said in the suit. After the report, Schnatter resigned as chairman of Papa John’s but later said he regretted the decision.

Read the LA Times article.