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William Koch Must Face False Imprisonment Suit: Judge

William Koch lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC executive alleging the billionaire held him captive at his Colorado ranch.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in San Francisco said that while Kirby Martensen doesn’t allege in his complaint that Koch “directly participated in the false imprisonment, he includes facts that support an inference that the persons who did” were acting as Koch’s agents.