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Operating an MLM post-Herbalife and post-Vemma

By David VanSambeek, Esq.*

A few months back the FTC and Herbalife concluded an investigation that many projected would “reshape the MLM regulatory landscape.” The Herbalife settlement just reconfirmed many of the regulatory principals that we have been advising on for years. The biggest, or most unusual, industry-relevant component of this settlement was Herbalife’s acquiescence […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Articles, David Van Sambeek|Comments Off on Operating an MLM post-Herbalife and post-Vemma|
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    Wellman & Warren are proud to announce their new membership in the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce

Wellman & Warren are proud to announce their new membership in the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce

Click here to learn more about our membership in the Aliso Viejo Chamber of commerce.

By |October 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Wellman & Warren are proud to announce their new membership in the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce|
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    Use of Provisions to Limit a MLM Distributor’s Claim for Damages

Use of Provisions to Limit a MLM Distributor’s Claim for Damages

When a distributor is terminated by his or her MLM company, he or she may claim breach of contract and seek recovery of his or her past and future commissions. After all, the distributor may have worked for months or years to build up his or her downline only to have its income […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Articles, Christopher Wellman|Comments Off on Use of Provisions to Limit a MLM Distributor’s Claim for Damages|

A NEW LEGAL WEAPON FOR YOUR MLM COMPANY

Most Multilevel Marketing companies claim that their list of distributors is a proprietary asset of the company. When a departing distributor uses the list to solicit other distributors to follow him or her to a new company, the MLM company cries foul ball. Indeed, many MLM companies include in their Policies & Procedures provisions […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Articles, Scott Wellman|Comments Off on A NEW LEGAL WEAPON FOR YOUR MLM COMPANY|

Wellman & Warren defends FTC investigation of MLM Company

Wellman & Warren, LLP has, once again, successfully defended a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation of a Multi-Level Marketing company. Due to the private and confidential nature of the investigation, Wellman & Warren is not able to disclose the names of parties involved in the investigation. The FTC’s investigation centered around the methods […]

By |May 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Wellman & Warren defends FTC investigation of MLM Company|
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    Wellman & Warren, LLP Sponsors a Tee at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Wellman & Warren, LLP Sponsors a Tee at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Attorney Chris Wellman of Wellman & Warren, LLP attends a Golf Tournament at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. The tournament was held by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce on April 11, 2016. Wellman & Warren, LLP, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, was glad to have sponsored one of the 18 tee […]

By |April 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Wellman & Warren, LLP Sponsors a Tee at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament|
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    Litigator Anabella Bonfa of Wellman & Warren wins the 2016 Women’s Advocate of the Year Award

Litigator Anabella Bonfa of Wellman & Warren wins the 2016 Women’s Advocate of the Year Award

Attorney Anabella Bonfa was chosen out of 14 Orange County finalists to win the prestigious Connected Women of Influence Award for “2016 Women’s Advocate of the Year” for her work mentoring both law students and young lawyers.    The award is given to one individual who has a long track record of acting as a […]

By |April 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Litigator Anabella Bonfa of Wellman & Warren wins the 2016 Women’s Advocate of the Year Award|

Legitimate MLM Company or an Illegal Pyramid Scheme

By:  Scott Warren, David Van Sambeek, Scott Wellman*
There has been a recent surge of enforcement actions by governmental agencies claiming that that certain network marketing companies are illegal pyramid schemes.  The most notorious of these recent actions is the action filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Vemma.  But this is just […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Legitimate MLM Company or an Illegal Pyramid Scheme|
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    Staples Center and Parents of Lucas Tang Settle Suit Over Boy’s Fatal Fall During Lakers Game

Staples Center and Parents of Lucas Tang Settle Suit Over Boy’s Fatal Fall During Lakers Game

Since a lawsuit was first filed against the Staples Center by a Garden Grove couple whose 34-month-old son fell 25 feet to his death from a luxury suite during a Lakers game–and up through the first days of the trial that started last week–arena representatives were adamant that parental neglect was to blame for […]

By |October 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Staples Center and Parents of Lucas Tang Settle Suit Over Boy’s Fatal Fall During Lakers Game|
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    Garden Grove couple whose son fell to death from ledge settles with Staples Center

Garden Grove couple whose son fell to death from ledge settles with Staples Center

LOS ANGELES – A Garden Grove couple and the owners/operators of Staples Center on Tuesday settled in midtrial a lawsuit alleging that the negligent design of a food and beverage shelf and a tempered glass barrier contributed to the death of their son who fell out of a luxury suite to his death in […]

By |October 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Garden Grove couple whose son fell to death from ledge settles with Staples Center|