NY Lawyer David Feder Takes On Acreage & Others In $600Million Lawsuit NY Supreme Court To Start Hearing Arguments

Here is the story hot off the press from Syracuse.com.

As they point out in the piece, if the case moves ahead it could scupper Canopy’s plans to buy Acreage in a $US3.4 billion deal.

Not only that, Canopy is also named in the suit

Before we get to the story here are a couple of other little factoids

Let’s not forget who’s on the Acreage board yes that’s right the former speaker of the house, the one and only John Boehner.

We wonder if this lawsuit will reduce him to tears again!

Members of the board
Kevin P. MurphyChairman592020
John Andrew BoehnerIndependent Director712018
Douglas L. MaineLead Independent Director722018
Martin MulroneyIndependent Director822018
William C. Van-FaasenIndependent Director722020
Peter CaldiniChief Executive Officer & Director562020
Katherine J. BayneIndependent Director542021
Patricia E. LopezDirector592021



The story

Today (Jan. 18), a state Supreme Court judge in New York City will begin hearing arguments on whether plaintiffs David Feder and EPMMNY LLC have authority to sue Acreage and other defendants. If the case moves forward, it could complicate a plan for Canopy Growth of Ontario, Canada, to acquire Acreage – a deal valued at $3.4 billion, according to SeekingAlpha.com, which covers the financial industry. Canopy is also named as a defendant in the suit.

In addition to Acreage Holdings, the lawsuit names as defendants representatives of New Amsterdam Distributors LLC and New York Canna Inc., (NYCanna) and individuals including high-profile Syracuse figures like building contractor Dino Dixie, former police chief Dennis DuVal and former WCNY president and CEO Robert Daino.

The Syracuse partners initially founded a company called NYCanna around 2013. It was later acquired by Acreage Holdings. The lawsuit details a number of complicated mergers, takeovers and other transactions in the company’s history.

Attorneys representing defendants have filed motions to dismiss the case, claiming their clients did not breach a contract and that plaintiffs lack standing to sue, in addition to other arguments.

“As a threshold matter, plaintiff lacks legal capacity to bring this suit,” a motion to dismiss says. The complaint includes “vague and conclusory causes of action… asserted against the NYCI defendants (that) lack merit under even the most favorable reading of the complaint.”

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