Lawsuits in Los Angeles are not at all like Lay’s potato chips in that quite a few people would be happy to stop at one. That doesn’t mean the suit show isn’t just getting started. Not when social equity is the issue.
The latest LA social-equity lawsuits come from applicants Karla Benavides and Judith Contreras, who on Nov. 9 in Los Angeles County Superior Court named as defendants the City of Los Angeles, its Department of Cannabis Regulation, and Accela, a software firm.
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- Accela is the software manufacturer many hold responsible for the DCR’s failed September 2019 business-license application round.
- In separate suits, Benavidas and Contreras allege that, in hopes of winning a license, they spent more than $25,000 to rent retail space.
- There’s no truth to the rumor that half of each week’s cannabis news stories involve business litigation; no way do more than 30% of the articles relate to such litigation. But, also, the maker of Nerds is suing SoCal seller Tops Cannabis for copyright infringement.
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