Travis Kalanick may no longer be Uber’s chief executive, but he’s still a major figure at the ride-hailing company.
Now, a firm that is a prominent investor in Uber has sued Mr. Kalanick, who was ousted as Uber’s leader in June, in an attempt to remove him from the company’s board of directors.
The lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court is the latest flare-up over the fate of Uber, the privately held company founded eight years ago by Mr. Kalanick that is valued at nearly $70 billion.
Mr. Kalanick stepped down as chief in June under pressure from investors, but he has remained on the company’s board.
Since his departure, Uber’s directors have sparred behind the scenes over potential candidates for the top job and other matters, hampering the company’s decision-making.
In its lawsuit, Benchmark, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that is one of Uber’s largest shareholders, accused Mr. Kalanick of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.