If you’ve ever been involved in a Lawsuit, you would notice that most of them have similarities; especially in the LifeVantage lawsuit that was brought against Lazyman Energy. In truth, Lazyman is not as suspected. In fact, the judge stated so. So who is Lazyman, and why did he file a Lawsuit?
In his answer, Lazyman states: “Plaintiffs’ complaint states that defendants failed to make reasonable accommodation to accommodate plaintiffs’ religious activities and lifestyle, such as wearing clothes of specific religions, observing Muslim principles, and abstaining from alcohol and drugs.
The complaint further contends that defendants failed to make reasonable accommodation to accommodate plaintiff’s family life.” Hmm… so in essence, plaintiffs are suing their own personal sponsor, and the company they are promoting for promoting an alcoholic drink that causes them to binge drink. Wow. Couldn’t have picked a worse case of the perils of multi-level marketing companies?
The answer to this lawsuit will be provided through my crafted statement.
The crafted statement addresses many of the issues that were raised at the discovery phase of the case, including whether or not distributors misrepresented themselves to potential customers and why certain false claims were made within the course of the Marketing Plan.
One of the biggest issues I have seen in many different Lawsuits is the use of certain false statements during recruiting efforts. These types of statements can be a deal killer for any Lawsuit, especially if there is deference given to probative evidence presented at trial.
Some of these issues have been addressed in previous articles concerning LifeVantage lawsuit, and the problems that many people had with this direct sales company.
The LifeVantage direct sales company was sued due to the false statements that they made to recruits about how easy it was to make money. In one particular statement they promised members that they would make a six figure income with virtually no effort. The company also encouraged members to recruit their friends and family into the company so that they could also make money.
In regard to the claim that the company promoted a dietary supplement as a means of gaining financial benefit, I think that the court did not make the right decision.
Many people might be offended if they read that a law firm will handle their direct sales case and then find out that the majority of attorneys involved in that case are involved in pyramid schemes. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and LifeVantage represented an illegal pyramid scheme.
If you’re looking for an analogy, consider how lawyers may deal with issues like the big lick.
At the initial meeting, everyone knows that they’re going to be in a big legal battle, and the only way to prepare is to come ready. During the big lick, the lawyers get together and discuss all of the small details that will affect the outcome. For example, most people know that the first line of defense in a lawsuit is the big stick.
However, the attorneys may spend several months preparing for the big litigation. During this time period, the client probably isn’t aware of how much support they’re likely to get from LifeVantage or any other company, or even about the different time series models used to calculate compensation.