The Sonic State website has reported that electronic music engineer Don Buchla is suing the current owners of company he set up, Buchla, Below is an extract of the report:
Don Buchla has filed a lawsuit against the current owners of Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments for $500,000 as he claims they are in breach of contract and that he was forced to sign an unfavourable deal and was treated "with oppression and malice.
The brand was sold in 2012 to Australian company Audio Supermarket Pty. Ltd. after Don's battle with cancer that left him unable to continue with the day-to-day tasks of sales and marketing. The sale was made to ensure cash for Don's future and to give him the freedom to continue developing products. He was employed as chief technology officer at BEMI, however the suit alleges his position was terminated "without good cause" in 2013.
The suit was filed in California yesterday, alleging that BEMI breached the Asset Purchase Agreement of Buchla & Associates by "failing to use reasonable business efforts to reach sales targets." Additionally that he was promised $440,000 for the sale, but has been paid less than $110,000.
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