Youngevity v. Wakaya Perfection trial scheduled for Mar 2021

The drawn out authorized battle between Youngevity and Wakaya Perfection has lastly acquired a tentative trial date.

March twenty second, 2021 is the date set, following a pretrial convention held on October fifth.

One other listening to was held on October sixth, throughout and after which various excellent motions have been dominated on.

In all probability probably the most attention-grabbing of the rulings is the Wakaya Perfection defendants being ordered to pay $132,165 in Youngevity’s authorized prices.

The ruling adopted Youngevity succeeding in getting a number of of Wakaya Perfection’s counterclaims dismissed.

Youngevity’s movement to dismiss was filed underneath anti-SLAPP laws, which supplies protection towards lawsuits

supposed to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the price of a authorized protection till they abandon their criticism or opposition.

Among the many allegations Wakaya Perfection made was the declare Youngevity have been “litigating within the press”.

Wakaya Perfection appealed the choice towards them within the Ninth Circuit however was knocked again.

They then tried to take the choice to the Supreme Court docket, who declined Wakaya Perfection’s petition.

Wakaya Perfection didn’t dispute Youngevity’s declare for authorized charges, however did ask the courtroom to ‘train its discretion to scale back and defer the charge award’.

The courtroom discovered Wakaya’s request to be “obscure and inexact”.

Youngevity has already suffered the expense of litigation that the anti-SLAPP statue was designed to forestall.

The anti-SLAPP order is closing and all appeals have been exhausted.

Wakaya has not offered a case or authority that warrants delaying a charge award and the Court docket thus declines to take action.

Youngevity was consequently awarded the total requested $132,165 quantity in prices, payable by November 2nd, 2020.

Different motions selected October seventh embody:

  • Youngevity being prohibited from providing testimony from any distributors signed up after March 2016, until the distributor database is offered to Wakaya Perfection;
  • Youngevity denied permission to confess “a number of displays as celebration opponent statements”;
  • Wakaya Perfection denied permission to make use of “statements made by Dr. Joel Wallach and any proof of alleged private misconduct”;
  • each events having their pretrial objections overruled as a result of they have been made in unhealthy religion; and
  • Youngevity given permission to complement its exhibit, witness and deposition designation lists.

To say the authorized battle between Youngevity and Wakaya Perfection is an understatement.

Youngevity’s lawsuit towards Wakaya was filed again in 2016. And as I write this, there are a minimum of seven hundred and ninety-three docket filings.

Wakaya Perfection as an MLM firm doesn’t even exist anymore.

The sheer quantity of frivolous again and froth between the events, compounded by voluminous sealed filings, has made it tough to supply ongoing protection of the lawsuit.

As evidenced by an excerpt from one of many above referenced orders, the courtroom additionally seems weary of the unending filings.

This case has been prolonged, contentious, and significantly taxing on the Court docket’s restricted assets.

Among the many events’ copious filings are 10 motions to dismiss and 57 motions for abstract judgment (together with the motions filed within the associated case.

Pending an sudden settlement reached between the events previous to subsequent March, I’m definitely trying ahead to a judgment decision.

Not a lot the inevitable appeals.


Replace 18th November 2020 – 4 years on and over eight hundred case docket entries, settlement agreements between the Youngevity and Wakaya Perfection events have been reached.