Author Burke Hedges Sues LifeVantage

by louabbott on November 11, 2011

This is the latest in the rash of distributor “wrongful termination” lawsuits.

Burke Hedges is a well-known author, trainer and speaker in the MLM industry. Along with the normal distributor agreement, Mr. Hedges accepted a leadership position with LifeVantage Corporation (LVN) in May of 2009 that included additional compensation during an initial “Support Period” of 12 months.

In the lawsuit, Mr. Hedges alleges that LVN has “failed to pay and continues to fail to pay [his company] all amounts due and owing under the Original Agreement and the Amendment.”

Among other claims, Hedges alleges breach of contract, defamation of character and misappropriation of  likeness. He is suing for “not less than $3,000,000” in damages plus punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and court costs.

Individuals named in the suit include David W. Brown, Eric E. Marchant and Kirby Zenger.

You can read the entire suit, the original agreements, and other supporting attachments here.

As always with lawsuits, this is just one side of the dispute.  We will post LifeVantage’s response as soon as we receive it.

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Richard November 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

Not everything is as it seams. I do not think at all that Burke mishandled himself in public. I had my reputation shot by other companies. Boy was I shocked when I found out. I believe no matter what they owe Mr. Burke the money and should pay him according to the contract. I mean they stopped paying him long before any of these charges came forward. That alone makes them suspicious. I am tired of MLM companies finding excuses or making up lies about a particular distributor because they disagree with some or all the moves he makes. What would be the reason they did not want to pay him. Pay the Man! He did his part. I personaly only met the man once for about 30 seconds. MLM Companies need to be ethical and most are not.

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