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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 20, 2023



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   001-38105   90-1890354
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


3000 El Camino Real, Bldg. 4Suite 200
Palo AltoCA
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650507-0669


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ATNF   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock   ATNFW   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company 


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Item 8.01. Other Events.


As previously disclosed, 180 Life Sciences Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”, “we” and “us”), commenced and filed an action against defendant Tyche Capital LLC (“Tyche”) in the Supreme Court of New York, in the County of New York (the “Court”), on April 15, 2021.  In its Complaint, the Company alleged claims against Tyche arising out of Tyche’s breach of its written contractual obligations to the Company as set forth in a “Guarantee and Commitment Agreement” dated July 25, 2019, and a “Term Sheet For KBL Business Combination With CannBioRex” dated April 10, 2019 (collectively, the “Subject Guarantee”).  The Company alleged in its Complaint that, notwithstanding demand having been made on Tyche to perform its obligations under the Subject Guarantee, Tyche failed and refused to do so, and is currently in debt to the Company for such failure in an amount of approximately $6,800,000, together with interest accruing thereon at the rate set forth in the Subject Guarantee.


Since the original filing date, litigation has proceeded with each party filing various actions and motions, including the Company filing, on January 30, 2023, a Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment and to Dismiss Affirmative Defenses against Tyche. That motion was fully briefed, and the Court scheduled a hearing on the motion, initially for June 20, 2023, which was rescheduled to September 8, 2023, and subsequently to September 11, 2023. 


On September 20, 2023, following the September 11, 2023 hearing, the Court ruled in favor of our Motion for Summary Judgment, holding that we had met our prima facie burden demonstrating our entitlement to summary judgment on the issue of liability, and referred the issue of damages to a Special Referee to hear and determine.


The amount of damages which the Special Referee will award us, and our ability to collect any such award and/or the timing thereof, subject to Tyche’s rights to appeal any such award, are currently unknown. As such, there can be no assurance (i) that we will ever collect any amounts on the Summary Judgment, (ii) of the timing of our collection of any amounts, or (iii) that such Summary Judgment will hold up in the event Tyche appeals. 


This Current Report on Form 8-K, contains forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws, including under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These forward-looking statements relate to the Company’s current expectations and are subject to limitations and qualifications set forth herein, as well as in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, that actual events and/or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the results of the Company, its divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include comments as to the Company’s beliefs and expectations as to future financial performance, the outcome of pending litigation, the ability of the Company to collect on judgments, events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s periodic and current filings with the SEC, including the Form 10-Qs and Form 10-Ks, filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise that occur after that date, except as otherwise provided by law.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 22, 2023 By: /s/ James N. Woody, M.D., Ph.D.
    James N. Woody, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief Executive Officer