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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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    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|

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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    EXCLUSIVE: Wellman & Warren go to trial for two-year-old toddler that lost his life after falling from a luxury suite at the Staples Center!

EXCLUSIVE: Wellman & Warren go to trial for two-year-old toddler that lost his life after falling from a luxury suite at the Staples Center!

Six months after AEG Live was found “not liable” in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit, another AEG subsidiary, which owns and operates the Staples arena in downtown Los Angeles, faces a legal showdown over a fatal accident there.
By |April 24th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: Wellman & Warren go to trial for two-year-old toddler that lost his life after falling from a luxury suite at the Staples Center!|

MLM Business Litigation

Since our founding in 1982, Wellman & Warren has served as the authority in business litigation matters involving multi-level marketing issues. We specialize in four practice areas that include: cross recruiting, non competition violations, breach of contract and policy and procedure violations.
By |March 16th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on MLM Business Litigation|

First Amendment Law

When most Americans think of the First Amendment, they think of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is one of the United States’ greatest rights, established by our Constitution under the Bill of Rights that we Americans have the liberty to enjoy.
By |March 3rd, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on First Amendment Law|

Land Use: Donald Trump vs. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Wellman & Warren represent a variety of clientele in land use cases from local small businesses to individual plaintiffs to even celebrities with name recognition.
By |February 18th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on Land Use: Donald Trump vs. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes|

International Business Litigation

What happens when you have a company from South Korea, with a distributor in Germany and an injured consumer from the United States? Which court has jurisdiction? Which country’s laws will apply?
By |January 30th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on International Business Litigation|

Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injury can occur to any part of the body, such as loss of limbs, devastating back and spine damage, severe head or neck trauma and/or other permanent functioning disabilities.
By |January 2nd, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on Catastrophic Injury|