Class action suit accuses Primedia of racketeering

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Los Angeles--Attorneys for employees of Primedia Inc. filed a lawsuit against the publishing giant and its key executives Tuesday, alleging the company violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in California. The complaint alleges breach of contract, promissory fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, as well as failure to pay wages due. Primedia said the suit is without merit. "This suit is completely frivolous and baseless," said a Primedia spokesman. "Although it purports to be a class action, there is only one named plaintiff and a single law firm filed the case. Primedia has always honored its commitments to its employees and it will continue to do so. Particularly infuriating is the RICO allegation, which has absolutely no basis in law or fact."
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