Tag Archives: libel

Pink Slime Makers Sue Diane Sawyer for $1.2 Billion

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Few of us will forget the images plastered on the nightly news last year of “lean finely textured beef” (better known as “pink slime” after the news report). But did you remember that it was veteran newswoman Diane Sawyer who broke the story? I … Continue reading

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7 Things You Can’t Claim First Amendment Rights to Say


“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government … Continue reading

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Managing Social Media Risk

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Ever wonder if social media marketing is a risky business – or a manageable risk?  I have.  But there are many ways to manage risk so that it doesn’t kill your ability to have your say in the evolving social … Continue reading

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Don’t Try to SLAPP a Texan

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My husband’s family has been in Texas so long that if you walk into the Alamo, there’s a quote by one of his ancestors up on the back wall (“Let me give my life for Texas” – Tapley Holland). Mine … Continue reading

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Free Webinar May 19 – Digital and Social Media Compliance: Rules of the Road

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I’m thrilled to be presenting on May 19 with social media guru Mike Wise at a webinar titled: Marketing & Compliance in a Regulated Environment:  “Rules of the Road” for Digital & Social Media. Anyone who works in insurance or financial … Continue reading

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Having Your Say Without Losing Your Shirt

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Litigation over what happens in social media and blogs is growing at alarming rates.  It’s scary enough to hear that you’re being sued, but the scariest term a lawyer can use in my presence is the phrase “personally liable.”   That … Continue reading

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What to do if you get SLAPPed

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In the John Huston film of the Dashiell Hammett novel, The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart (Sam Spade) says, “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it.” Not likely if the SLAPP you get is a Strategic Lawsuit against Public … Continue reading

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