Ugh: the ‘Free’ in Freelance

August 30, 2010  |  

(Crain’s) — For two years, Wendy Friedman has tried to collect the $15,000 she says she’s owed for designing sweaters for SoHo fashion label Abaeté by Laura Poretzky, whose clients have included pop star Jessica Simpson.

But the 38-year-old from Manhattan says the company appears to have closed and reopened under another name. She can’t collect a dime, despite a court judgment in her favor. Lawyers now advise her to just walk away.

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