Subject: COMPLAINT about AllGreen Magazine, Marketing Research Consultants, Red Rocket Merchandising Corp., et. al.
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:33:20 -0400
June 30, 2008
Marketing Resource Consultants
All Green Magazine / allgreen.com
280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Red Rocket Merchandising Corp. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Raylene D'Agustino, Controller - email@example.com
90 Knothe Rd
Westbrook, CT 06498
Michael Guinan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Resource Consultants, Inc. - email@example.com
44 Capital Avenue, Suite 301 / 106 South Street
Hartford, CT 06106 / West Hartford, CT, 06110
P 860-728-5700 . 860-953-0444, x145
F 860-241-0255 / 860-953-0455
WritersWeekly.com has received a complaint about:
AllGreen Magazine / AllGreen.com / AllGreen Group LLC / Red Rocket
Merchandising Corp. / redrocketcorp.com / Marketing Research Consultants
publishers of Hartford Magazine / hartfordmag.com; Home Living
Connecticut / homelivingct.com; CT Business Magazine; Connecticut
Concierge / ctconcierge.com; RestaurantsCT.com / Home Living Magazine /
Charitable Events Guide / Sun WineFest
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(Names below were removed for publication but were, of course, provided to the publisher.)
[HC] alleges you owe her $500.
[VE] alleges you owe her $996.50.
[WC] alleges she had to file suit against you in small claims
Other writers are claiming they are unpaid as well.
In addition, writers are claiming youve removed their names from their
articles on your website (this is a violation of federal copyright laws).
See complete allegation under my signature.
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Subject: Whispers and Warnings: All Green Magazine/AllGreen.com
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:44:50 -0700
I've got a doozy for you - one that I think many would like to know
about. Connecticut-based All Green Magazine (printed and based at
allgreen.com) has not paid 5 of its writers (myself included) for ANY of
their work, and has begun removing their names from their own work on
their website. I'm personally owed nearly $1,000, which was first billed
in three separate invoices in February of 2008. I was hired to write 2-3
posts a week for AllGreen.com and was never paid.
Pictures of my originally signed contract and a file full of all email
conversations has been attached. Former editorial director [HD]
has been very cooperative and is
just as outraged as all of us writers. Fellow writer owed money, [HC],
has also provided me with all of her email
communications on the topic, which are also attached. [BF]
has agreed to make a statement also, if needed.