Hemp Buyer Can't Dodge Suit Seeking $4.6M For Pot Plants

By Sarah Jarvis (March 31, 2021, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal magistrate judge has denied a hemp buyer's bid to dodge a suit seeking payment for nearly $4.6 million worth of plants, rejecting the buyer's argument that the suit should be dismissed because certain parties are not part of the case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter said in Tuesday's order that Jeremy Ricks did not meet his burden to dismiss the case under Rule 19 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which allows cases to be tossed if they can't proceed without certain required parties. Ricks had argued that he entered a partnership with Michael Leago on...

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