Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., the parent of the longtime gun maker, announced the departure late Tuesday of its president and chief executive, along with changes on its board of directors. In a short statement, Springfield-based Smith & Wesson said Roy C. Cuny "is no longer with the company." A company spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Also Tuesday, Smith & Wesson chairman G. Dennis Bingham decided to leave the board, citing time constraints. Following his resignation, directors selected fellow member Barry M. Monheit as the new chairman. Bingham became chairman in February.
Comic superhero stable Marvel Enterprises has sued the Walt Disney Co., claiming the entertainment giant never had legal rights to make animated television programs based on comic book characters such as "Spider-Man" and "X-Men."