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Moral of the story is always get it in writing.
Damn. Looks like Hoefler is a jerk??
43. Upon information and belief, Hoefler transferred to his wife, Borsella, the shares that he had promised to Frere-Jones and Hoefler and Borsella are now the owners of 100% of HTF.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
dat business savvy
In June 2003, the partners and HTF Chief Operating Officer, Carleen Borsella (Hoefler's wife -who had begun working for HTF in 2002 in a business and marketing role-hired a public relations consultant to implement the name change: Jonathan Hoefler, Principal of The Hoefler Type Foundry, and Tobias FrereJones, Type Director of The Hoefler Type Foundry, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to become equal partners and to rename the business Hoefler & Frere-Jones Typography.
Upon information and belief, Hoefler transferred to his wife, Borsella, the shares that he had promised to Frere-Jones and Hoefler and Borsella are now the owners of 100% HTF
Frere-Jones has suffered damage from the breach in an amount to be determined at trial but not less than $20 million
A new company was just announced!
Will this lower their prices any?
Damn. where's autonoma, our inside man to clarify things up?
Even when you get it in writing, you still have to sue people. People fuck over people all the time, even when there is a written contract.
ughhh the type setting is horribo!
20 million fucking dollars... geezus christ.
Type pays, I guess....
"Last week, designer Tobias Frere-Jones, a longtime employee of The Hoefler Type Foundry, Inc. (d/b/a “Hoefler & Frere-Jones”)"
Fucking lawyer speak...even in the press release they are attempting to paint him as a mere employee/designer.