Ugh: the ‘Free’ in Freelance
(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.