A federal lawsuit filed by Westlake Village-based Atrium alleges rival Harvest lied on its application for licensing in the Pasadena.
Atrium’s central complaint is that while the application says Harvest is “100 percent” owned by Steve White, Harvest’s CEO, in fact Harvest is a publicly-traded, Arizona-based company with 1,580 employees — information Atrium says wasn’t part of Harvest’s application.
- “[D]espite claiming 100 percent ownership of Harvest, there was no disclosure submitted for Mr. White,” reads the complaint. Also alleged is that other company officers were omitted from the document.
- Both Harvest and the City of Pasadena are named in the suit, as Atrium charge’s the city’s officials of “unjustly favoring” Harvest’s licensing effort and in the process harming Atrium, one of six finalists for the license.
- Harvest had no comment other than that it will defend itself “vigorously.”