The FTC vs. Redwood case seems to have fallen off my calendar, likely due to me forgetting to pen down an update. In any event I was reminded of the case earlier today by a reader. Looking at the case docket, wooh it’s a bit of a doozy.
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Redwood Scientific Technologies defendants Jason and Eunjung Cardiff, along with third-party Jacques Poujade, have been ordered to appear before court on July 30th. At the hearing they’ll be required to explain continued failure to comply with a previously granted restraining order – failing which they face potential incarceration.
A defendant in the FTC’s case against Redwood Scientific Technologies has agreed to a permanent injunction and suspended monetary judgment.
The FTC’s ongoing lawsuit against Redwood Technologies and owners Jason and Eunjung Cardiff, is evidently making life very difficult for the defendants. Facing eviction from the family home, a Judge has also now denied a request for the return of the Cardiff’s passports – without which Jason claims he’ll lose his new job.
The question of why Redwood Scientific Technologies stalled on providing the FTC with requested documents for over a year has been answered: Redwood knew a regulatory lawsuit would follow. In hindsight I can’t say I blame them really. Turns out consumer fraud is just the tip of the Redwood iceberg… Prepare to be disgusted.
Although their position appeared particularly precarious at times, Redwood Scientific Technologies has finally satisfied the FTC’s Civil Investigation Demand.
Last we checked in, Redwood Scientific Technologies was facing fines of $5000 a day for non-compliance with an FTC investigation. Redwood Scientific Technologies is the parent company of the now defunct RengaLife MLM opportunity. On July 13th the FTC filed a Status Report regarding a database Redwood provided in June. The FTC allege information crucial [Continue reading…]
Last we checked on Redwood Scientific Technologies, parent company of RengaLife, they were continuing to dig themselves a deeper hole over alleged FTC Act violations. Redwood have missed multiple production deadlines, primarily relating to discovery requests by the FTC. Following a motion by the FTC to find Redwood in contempt of court, a hearing was [Continue reading…]
Our initial story on Redwood Scientific Technologies’ troubles with the FTC left off with an April 23rd show cause hearing. In a nutshell, Redwood Scientific Technologies, who own the MLM company Rengalife, have been accused of violations of the FTC Act. Rather than cooperate, Rengalife had failed to provide the FTC with requested information. Having missed [Continue reading…]
BehindMLM recently reviewed RengaLife on April 13th. While I didn’t personally come across any suspect marketing claims as part of my research, it has emerged RengaLife’s parent company, Redwood Scientific Technologies, is being investigated for suspected violations of the FTC Act.