In one of the first jury trials in Arizona involving the legal cannabis industry, Jeff Matura, Kevin Barrett, and Melissa England represented investors and the owners and operators of a licensed cultivation facility. They alleged breach of contract and improper interference with contract claims against outsiders who engaged in a hostile takeover of a licensed cannabis entity.
The trial spanned three weeks. The jury then deliberated less than two hours and returned a unanimous verdict for the firm's clients, which totaled more than $1.7 million. The result is considered one of the first successful verdicts in the cannabis industry.
For more information on this trial or the firm's cannabis work, please contact Jeff Matura.