Youngevity’s Wakaya Perfection lawsuit settled
Youngevity’s long-running dispute against Wakaya Perfection and several individual defendants, has come to an end.
On November 10th a settlement conference was held, revealing agreements had been reached by all parties involved.
As per the November 10th case docket minute entry;
Zoom Settlement Conference held on 11/10/2020.
Any and all causes of action in this case between Youngevity International, Corp., Dr. Joel Wallach, Steve Wallach, Dave Briskie, Michelle Wallach, Wakaya Perfection, Patti Gardner, and Todd Smith were settled.
The terms of the settlement were placed on the record. Negotiations are ongoing regarding all remaining causes of action.
I’m not sure what causes remain outside of the main lawsuit, but I imagine they too will be settled at some point.
Consequently the scheduled November 23rd pre-trial conference has been vacated. And I assume the scheduled March 2021 trial date is off too.
At the time of publication the nature of the settlements is confidential.
Looking forward, a Settlement Conference has been scheduled for November 19th. Whether any settlement details will be made public is unclear.
Youngevity filed suit against Wakaya Perfection way back in 2016. As I’m writing this there are eight hundred and eleven case docket entries.
Wakaya Perfection itself doesn’t exist any more, having been bought out by LaCore Enterprises and rebooted as Bulavita.
In September of this year Youngevity sued Bulavita for trademark infringement, cybersquatting and unfair competition. That case continues.
Update 22nd November 2020 – As per a November 19th Minute Entry, “negotiations are ongoing”.
A follow-up video settlement conference has been scheduled for December 10th. I’ve marked our next case docket check for December 11th.
Update 12th December 2020 – A Minute Entry for proceedings held on December 10th states “the remaining causes of action were not settled”.
For now it seems the case will thus continue. I’ll continue to monitor the case docket for updates.
Update 2nd February 2021 – Several outstanding counterclaims have been ruled on in Youngevity’s favor.
I believe this covers the “remaining causes of action” mentioned in the 12th December update.
Following publication of a court transcript, details of the settlement reached between the parties has also been made public.
Article updated with next hearing date.
Article updated with news of December 10th hearing.