Hemp Litigation: Colorado Federal Court Stays Hemp Partnership Dispute Under Colorado River Abstention Doctrine

Earlier this week, the U.S. District Court of Colorado decided to stay (i.e. pause) a hemp lawsuit (Leago v. Ricks, No. 20-CV-03297) concerning a dispute between partners in a hemp business because of similar pending litigation in state court.  The legal basis for the court’s ruling is the Colorado River abstention doctrine. We have written …

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