In 2013, Herbalife, facing a full-on assault from a hedge fund manager still bitter about not rowing varsity crew at Harvard; a class action lawsuit inexplicably emanating from Salt Lake City; and several ominous Sword of Damocles style government inquires… added a mandatory arbitration and class waiver provision to its ridiculous consumer “contract”.
Here’s the first version of that provision. (Please make sure to read every word carefully because it’s desperately important to the story. I can’t overemphasize the importance of reading the provision, in its entirety, before continuing.)
SECTION 29 ARBITRATION AGREEMENT FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN MEMBERS AND HERBALIFE
The first hearing in Rodgers vs. Herbalife went so badly for the Defendants that they may be compelled to use their too fancy lawyers to file an immediate appeal. But, but, but… the objective facts in the case of Rodgers vs. Herbalife are so bad for the creepy, misrepresenting, Instagram-spamming, Defendants that filing an immediate appeal is fantastically, beautifully, amazingly, dangerous.
I’m feeling like using lots of adverbs and adjectives!
Jessie Conners Tieva is a scammer who’s spent most of the last ten years fronting for various Utah fraud operations. She’s a grinder–always out on the road, talking about doing things she’s never done. Jessie is one of the few scammers who I’ve had the pleasure of heckling in person. When we met in a half empty hotel conference room in Chicago six years ago, she was fronting for the Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad Utah-backed op.
This week Jessie and her husband Matt Tevia were busted by the FTC and the Minnesota Attorney General for operating a short-lived hustle called Sellers Playbook.
The Fake News should be running the headline:
Trump University “Professor” and Failed “Apprentice” Busted for Fraud
Nearly a full year after it was filed, the first hearing in the Herbalife “Circle of Success” case is set for August 22nd.
I’ll update the fun docket with this info, say something about it in a post, and then link to that post in the docket update. That’s how I’ll handle all the important events in this case. Over the long run it will create an interesting, accessible, victim friendly, record of whatever it is we’re all about to learn together.
The court asks that we be prepared to discuss the pending motions, with specific attention to the following:
This is my most viewed video. It’s amazing. I won’t pretend that I don’t love it–the greed, the panting, the epic drama of secret audio recordings.
It’s been floating around the internet for eight years now, but it’s not allowed on YouTube. My heartbreaking work of staggering genius has been taken down from the big social media sites an absolutely uncomical amount of times.