By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff
Marijuana social network operator MassRoots Inc. has dismissed a lawsuit against its founder Isaac Dietrich.
The dismissal comes a week after the company’s board of directors and interim chief executive resigned, and the 25-year-old founder was reappointed CEO and his trio of recommended board members were installed.
The company’s new board members authorized MassRoots lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice and release all claims against Dietrich, the new CEO told The Cannabist via email.
The new board of directors consists of Charles R. Blum, 79, a former CEO of QS Energy, a Texas oil and gas technology firm; Cecil Kyte, 46, a former executive with Rightscorp, an L.A.-area copyright enforcement firm; and Nathan Shelton, 68, a former director of QS Energy.
The lawsuit was filed Nov. 14 by the company’s former board of directors, who in October had jettisoned Dietrich for alleged “serious misconduct” — claims of sex, drugs and misuse of funds.
Dietrich reclaimed the helm of the firm Dec. 14, according to a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Just days after that transition, MassRoots received notice that it was facing eviction from its Lower Downtown Denver office space where its headquarters are housed.
MassRoots had not paid rent from Sept. 1 to Dec. 18, owing more than $39,000, according to the notice posted at its 1624 Market St, Suite 201, office.
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