Full Spectrum Nutrition and John Merritt have recently filed counterclaims in a lawsuit brought against them by 2 Florida doctors
DENVER, CO, October 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Full Spectrum Nutrition and John Merritt have recently filed counterclaims in a lawsuit brought against them by Josse Mazo Mayorquin and his wife Maritza Riascos, two Florida doctors who decided to invest in Full Spectrum Nutrition, a Colorado Springs Hemp CBD company. The counterclaims allege that soon after the doctors got involved, they conspired with certain employees to loot the company of hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory and other property while the founder of the business, John Merritt, was out of the country participating in a cannabis industry exposition. The lawsuit further alleges that in an effort to try and deflect attention from their conduct, the doctors—Mazo and Riascos of Melbourne, Florida—filed a lawsuit against Full Spectrum Nutrition and Mr. Merritt riddled with false and defamatory accusations. Full Spectrum Nutrition and Merritt contend that the doctors then publicized what are alleged to be frivolous and defamatory claims to the Denver Post, which broadcast them across the Denver Post’s platform, including on the Post’s Cannabist website and newsletter. The story quickly gained traction, perhaps due to the salacious—and false—allegations, including the absurd claim that the Doctors’ investment went into Mr. Merritt’s charitable wildlife refuge in Costa Rica.
A local Denver newspaper known as Westword published an article on the topic, which can be found here: http://www.westword.com/news/cbd-lawsuit-in-colorado-claims-counterclaims-and-a-woman-named-swindler-10326759. The Westword article told the other side of the story, although unfortunately that article did not reach as many readers as the Denver Post article did.
The full counter claim lawsuit can be read here: https://www.scribd.com/document/391137556/Full-Spectrum-Nutrition-v-Mazo-Answer-to-Amended-Complaint-Counter-Cross-Claims
“John is a successful entrepreneur with a fantastic track record of success. He is passionate about helping people and the environment and believes strongly in the incredible health benefits that hemp and CBD are bringing to the world,” said Henry Baskerville of Fortis Law Partners, who is representing Full Spectrum Nutrition and John Merritt. “It is unfortunate that Full Spectrum Nutrition had some questionable employees that we believe duped these Doctors into trying to destroy the company. We believe that the allegations against Full Spectrum Nutrition and John are fabricated and that our counterclaims will prevail, including our claim for defamation based on the false and defamatory statements in the Denver Post article about John and Full Spectrum. John and Full Spectrum Nutrition look forward to clearing their names.”
If any customers of Full Spectrum Nutrition have any questions, comments or concerns about these false allegations or about continuing to do business with the company, they are encouraged to contact Mr. Baskerville, lead counsel for Full Spectrum Nutrition. Mr. Baskerville can be reached at (303) 656-8066.
Full Spectrum Nutrition LLC is represented by Henry Baskerville of Fortis Law Partners in Denver, Colorado.
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