RYAN T., 10 December 2019
Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) is facing some serious allegations after Law360 broke a story recently which details the $150 million lawsuit filed against the Canadian licensed producer (LP) in the state of Florida. According to the lawsuit, Tilray allegedly plotted to bankrupt the Trimax Corp. subsidiary Saavy Naturals for the purpose of acquiring it at a reduced valuation to complement its line of CBD infused personal care products. Saavy Naturals was made famous after it appeared on the ABC hit television show Shark Tank.
The complaint claims that Tilray ran an “outrageous” scam through its majority shareholder and private equity firm Privateer Holdings to convince the company’s owners to bankrupt their own company so Tilray could take them over cheaply. Trimax shareholder Joseph Vasquez III lays out the case in a complaint filed in Florida state court on December 2, 2019, which has since been removed to Florida federal court.