Ben Hermans no longer director at Hyperion
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10597 from 2003/5/22
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    > Mysteriously, the 'Amiga Forever' trademark just got registered by 'Monard Law',
    > the same law company that Hermans works for. [...] If Ben has used Monard's
    > resources without their permission for this, he's going to end up in prison.

    Not quite prison:

    https://twitter.com/amigadocuments/status/1139772932752732160
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    KennyR
    Posts: 674 from 2003/3/4
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Mysteriously, the 'Amiga Forever' trademark just got registered by 'Monard Law',
    > the same law company that Hermans works for. [...] If Ben has used Monard's
    > resources without their permission for this, he's going to end up in prison.

    Not quite prison:

    https://twitter.com/amigadocuments/status/1139772932752732160


    Who knows - maybe being fired is just the start.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > So Ben follows her to Artes and this equates to him being fired? Please explain...

    I didn't claim anyone being fired but just reported that someone else made this claim, so you may want to redirect your request for explanation :-) And thanks for the links. Appreciated.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    number6
    Posts: 364 from 2008/8/10
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > So Ben follows her to Artes and this equates to him being fired? Please explain...

    I didn't claim anyone being fired but just reported that someone else made this claim, so you may want to redirect your request for explanation :-) And thanks for the links. Appreciated.


    My apologies. I didn't mean to direct it at you, but at the link. heh.

    I have yet to see anything remotely confirming that posting btw. Quite the contrary.

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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > I didn't mean to direct it at you, but at the link.

    Seems this "Patrick Buchholz" guy tried to hoax us, or got hoaxed himself.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    number6
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > I didn't mean to direct it at you, but at the link.

    Seems this "Patrick Buchholz" guy tried to hoax us, or got hoaxed himself.


    The letter might be legitimate, but the conclusion "So now they fired him!!!" is a far cry from a claim of same from anyone at Monard Law or anyone "in the know". To base this on web page updates is naive.
    We can neither say there was or was not friction between Ben and Monard Law, imo.

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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    KennyR
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    I found the claim that someone had "informed" Monard Law as to Ben's activities silly anyway, given that one of his colleagues from Mondard had already been involved in the case.

    It's very probable Ben fell out of favour with Monard due to not dedicating enough time to them, and decided to move on. If "fired", then not the kind of firing that stops him getting another job, or a reference.

    (And to be honest I can't see a law firm doing that anyway. Reputation for them is extremely valuable, so they either get rid of a wayward employee quietly, or throw the book at them in the most public way possible to show everyone they're purging their ranks.)

    No scandal here. AD's been duped.
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > The letter might be legitimate

    Well, it's "the letter" that claims twice that he was fired.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    number6
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > The letter might be legitimate

    Well, it's "the letter" that claims twice that he was fired.


    That simply means (to me) that this could be a legitimate letter...actually sent...actually reported by Amiga Documents. I did not mean to convey "truth" in content.

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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > That simply means (to me) that this could be a legitimate letter
    > ...actually sent...actually reported by Amiga Documents.

    You are right of course. Misunderstanding on my side. I also deem it unlikely that the Amiga Documents author invented the letter. He could have done fact checking as you did, prior to (or rather instead of) posting, and discarded his source as unreliable.
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > That simply means (to me) that this could be a legitimate letter
    > ...actually sent...actually reported by Amiga Documents.

    You are right of course. Misunderstanding on my side. I also deem it unlikely that the Amiga Documents author invented the letter. He could have done fact checking as you did, prior to (or rather instead of) posting, and discarded his source as unreliable.


    I don't have any social media accounts. Can you see/tell if Ben lists Monard Law as previous experience?
    Thanks.

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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Can you see/tell if Ben lists Monard Law as previous experience?

    No, but in your LinkedIn link in comment #15 he lists ARTES as current employer but gives Monard URL.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    number6
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Can you see/tell if Ben lists Monard Law as previous experience?

    No, but in your LinkedIn link in comment #15 he lists ARTES as current employer but gives Monard URL.


    Thanks.
    Honestly I believe the linkedin is a "work in progress", hence the few oddities spotted.
    I understand it has changed again.

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