The SF Gate featured MSD’s recent jury trial victory in a case involving a dispute between a commercial cannabis cultivator and its landlord.
Calif. pot landlord hit with $387,000 in damages after alleged dog theft
A Los Angeles jury ordered a landlord to pay a $387,000 penalty last week for illegally evicting a cannabis business in 2019. The landlord also abducted the tenant’s dog for nearly a month, according to court documents.
The case stems from a 2019 dispute over a property south of downtown LA. CJ World, a cannabis company, had been renting the warehouse since 2012 and had a lease until 2020. But the building’s owner, a company called 147-151 W 25th St LLC, illegally changed the building’s locks in September of 2019 in an attempt to have a second cannabis company rent the space for a higher rent, according to court documents.