Hemp Farm Blasts Counterclaims Over Ruined Harvest

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 7:42 PM EST) -- A Colorado hemp farm and processor told a federal judge on Thursday that its onetime business partner's counterclaims in a dispute over a failed hemp harvest are nonsensical and should be dismissed.

Athena Botanicals LLC and San Juan Hemp Co. LLC — which own a hemp processing facility and operate a hemp farm, respectively, in Montrose, Colorado — said their former business partner David Vindici took a "scattershot approach" with his counterclaim and third-party complaint last month by lumping together various individuals and companies unrelated to the case.

Vindici's counterclaims named several third-party defendants including a vitamin company, two construction companies...

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