"Liquid Zeolite" Inventor Sues Waiora?
(Not the right Waiora Lawsuit? Are you looking for the 2012 Class Action Lawsuit? Click here.)
Yes it's true that back in March 2007, a lawsuit was filed against Waiora principles and Rik Deitsch (biochemist). The lawsuit plaintiff was Lifelink Pharmaceuticals and the reason for the lawsuit was "patent infringement". Here is the link to the Waiora lawsuit.
The Zeolite Lawsuit- Is There Another Story Besides the One Waiora Distributors Have Been Told? (updated Nov. 2011 as the following document referred to was discovered)
There is always a story behind a story, and often many sides to a complicated story, and in the zeolite lawsuit case this is certainly true.I don't know what the settlement was because it was private. All I know is that it involved Harvey Kauffman, who had an agreement with Rik Deitsch and NDA consulting to allow the product to be sold through a company in Germany, and Rik was supposed to be paying royalties on all the product sold. According to this link, Harvey alleges that Rik did not have the right to market the product through Waiora, but only through the German company. Please read the rest of that document . Harvey and Lifelink claim that Rik did not have the rights to use Lifelink's patent while selling a product through Waiora's distributors. (Read "There Is No Patent on Waiora's Zeolite Product"). When Lifelink complained, Rik Deitsch stopped paying royalties alltogether.
Here is an excerpt:
ORDER AND OPINION
[Resolving Docs. No. 43, 59]
On March 16, 2007, Plaintiff Lifelink Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Lifelink") commenced the instant suit, asserting claims of patent infringement, breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy and unjust enrichment, and seeking declaratory judgment. [Doc. 1.] Plaintiff Lifelink alleges that Defendant Erik Deitsch (“Deitsch”), with his corporation, Defendant NDA Consulting, Inc. (“NDA”), and Defendant Stanley J. Cherelstein (“Cherelstein”), with his corporations — Defendants Waiora USA, Inc., Waiora International, LLC, Waiora Holdings, LLC, Waiora, LLC, Waiora Australia, LLC and Waiora Hong Kong, LLC (“Waiora”) — sold Lifelink’s product without paying license fees to Lifelink. [Doc. 17.]
Often when searching the internet, people looking for a zeolite scam, or trying to discredit the NCD product "Liquid Zeolite", someone will come across the Lifelink Pharmaceuticals lawsuit. Then mention of the "inventor" Harvey Kauffman comes up, and once again speculation swirls.
What I haven't seen mentioned much is that the lawsuit against Waiora was settled out of court and the records were sealed, early in 2008. Nothing changed for Waiora (according to Waiora reps). They continue to manufacture and sell a liquid zeolite product. However, it seems that around the same time Waiora reps were instructed to stop using the patent information in their marketing, and liquid zeolite was suddenly being described as 'zeolite powder suspended in liquid" rather than Harvey Kaufman's original formula of liquid zeolite.
The case was settled out of court, and no one (bar the principles of the case) know what agreement was reached.
Kauffman then took his original liquid zeolite formula to a company called Trilogy Essentials. To my knowledge, Kauffman is no longer associated with Trilogy. Eventually the Trilogy company was bought out by a company called Liquidity.
What's the bottom line? Waiora sells a Liquid Zeolite product. It is not the original Kaufman formula. The lawsuit between Lifelink Pharmaceuticals and Waiora was settled out of court in early 2008. Waiora doesn't have a patent, nor are they permitted to use Lifelink's patent in their marketing (Read "There Is No Patent on Waiora's Zeolite Product").
See also: 2012 Class Action Lawsuit Against Waiora
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