The larger of the two lawsuits involves a partnership to start a legal dispensary and associated grow site in Oregon, and claims $1 million in damages. Maurer is being sued by Randy Quast, who alleges he provided $700,000 to fund the build out of the business. Quast claims over $300,000 was ultimately used spent to cover Maurer’s personal expenses and debt obligations.
While the retail site moved forward, the cultivation site was never built out, Quast claims.
Maurer is also embroiled in legal action brought by the co-founders of the popular marijuana news website The Weed Blog. Christopher Young and Jeff White founded the site in 2010 and were joined in 2012 by Maurer, who became the site’s financial director.
Young and White allege that Maurer transferred business money to his own bank accounts, and used the funds to pay for personal expenses, according to the lawsuit. The founders also accuse Maurer of failing to maintain the company’s registration with the Oregon Secretary of State, not filing taxes, and ignoring advertisers which resulted in a loss of sales and hurt the blog’s reputation.
Young and White are seeking $51,000 in damages. Maurer denies the charges in both suits.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON MULTNOMAH COUNTY Randall R. Quast, an individual; and ) MQH, LLC, an Oregon limited ) liability company, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) Steven Travis Maurer, aka Travis ) Maurer, an individual; Leah Janet ) Maurer, an individual; LJM, ) Fremont LLC, an Oregon limited ) liability company, ) ) Defendants. ) ) ) Case No. COMPLAINT 1. Breach of Contract by L. Maurer. 2. Breach of Contract by T. Maurer. 3. Declaratory Relief and Permanent Injunction. 4. Breach of Fiduciary Duty. 5. Unlawful Conversion. 6. Declaratory Relief for Constructive Trust. 7. Defamation – Libel. 8. Defamation- Slander. 9. Fraud- Intentional Misrepresentation 10. Negligent Misrep