By Sarah Jarvis (May 3, 2022, 6:15 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in Georgia has rejected a Florida vitamin company’s bid for default judgment against a Canadian cannabis entrepreneur who he says is not failed to respond to a third-party complaint in a $4.2 million trademark infringement case for products made from kratom, a legal plant extract with mild psychoactive effects.

In a brief, one-page order issued Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. denied third-party plaintiff Natural Vitamins Laboratory Corp’s motion for default judgment. against third party defendant Steven Curtis Holfeld, known professionally as Steven Curtis. . Judge Thrash did not elaborate on his reasoning behind the decision.

Natural Vitamins had pleaded in court last month…

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