A legal tech firm has accused The New York Times and one of its top in-house lawyers of using the venerable newspaper’s “stature and financial position” to bully a smaller company in an attempt to wriggle free of a contractual obligation to pay for software services. 

Ultria Inc. alleges in a complaint filed Wednesday in the Southern District of New York that the Times breached a three-year licensing agreement that required it to pay $420,000 for the use of Ultria’s contract management software and services.