:: Time to pay the toll-house ::
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
From BBC News, we hear of a minor paperwork glitch causing a $15 mil payout:
A US jury has ordered food giant Nestle to pay $15.6m (£8.3m) to a former model whose image was used for years without his permission on coffee jar labels.
Russell Christoff, 58, from California, came across his likeness on a Taster's Choice jar while out shopping in 2002.
A Los Angeles court heard he had posed for a two-hour photo shoot for Nestle in 1986 but had heard nothing since.
1) Nestle, seriously, that's the scariest corporate logo ever devised by man. Either you're threatening that you'll one day be pushing us out of the nest to see if we can fly or insinuating that your products taste like regurgitated earthworms. You make baking chocolate and crappy coffee, ditch the Norman Rockwell avian still-life theme.
2) Since we're on the topic of corporate modeling, I'd like to take a moment to commemorate Ben Chia's stint as the casual but business-savvy face of Sprint's web site. Image taken from Sprint.com, circa August 2001, via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
Posted by morland @ 02:53 PM
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God, am I a sexy manimal.
Posted by: Don Chi Chi on February 2, 2005 12:02 PM
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