(Matt will fight the law, but will “The Law” win?)
Matt Lindland was slapped with his second court case against him in the past month last week when plaintiff Gonzalo Aldana Gamboa filed suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon Thursday, claiming that the former UFC fighter stole six mature marijuana plants from him. According to the report from wweek.com, The suit alleges that Lindland agreed last year to allow Gamboa – a prescribed medical marijuana user — grow a small registered crop of plants on a section of his Eagle Creek property.
Gamboa says that he took out a grow permit for the site with the state of Oregon and harvested six mature plants last October. Lindland apparently helped load the plants into a rented U-Haul truck and convinced Gamboa to store them in one of his his sheds to dry. When Gamboa returned a month later to pick up his crop, “The Law” refused him entry to the shed.
He is seeking $122,880 in renumeration for the plants, but the case could get tricky considering that the value of the pot is unknown considering it was not weighed and it was never meant to be sold.
“There is an economic value,” Gamboa’s lawyer William Macke says. “I think it could be argued that that’s what it’s worth. [coming up with a true dollar figure indicative of Gaamboa's losses] may be a little bit of a long shot, legally.”
Dan Henderson filed a lawsuit against Lindland in February, alleging that his former Team Quest teammate has no claim to the TQ brand or name. The suit states that because Lindland joined the team after it was established by Henderson and Randy Couture. Couture relinquished his rights to the Team Quest brand to Henderson when he left the gym to open up Legends in Los Angeles with Bas Rutten before establishing Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.