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The Struggle over “To Kill A Mockingbird”

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The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is one of the most well-known and respected pieces of literature ever. It’s been more than fifty years since it was first published and unfortunately its story about racism and injustice is just as relevant today as it was in 1960. If you’ve never read the […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

July 2nd, 2014 at 8:37 am

Shoemakers Stumble with Questionable Product Claims

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“The benefits of running barefoot have long been supported by scientific research.” “Get in shape without setting foot in a gym.” “Training without shoes allows you to run faster and farther with fewer injuries.” Do any of the above statements sound familiar? They should, because huge footwear manufacturers spent millions promoting their special shoe as […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

June 11th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Working From Home: Under Threat?

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A little over a year ago, tech giant Yahoo! made headlines when CEO Marissa Mayer did away with the company’s generous work-from-home policy. Now, another large company is getting attention for a similar issue: Ford Motor Company. A lawsuit against the car manufacturer on behalf of Jane Harris alleges that Ms. Harris was fired from her job […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

June 5th, 2014 at 9:13 am

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The Selfie & Unauthorized Commercial Tweets

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In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries picked “selfie” as Word of the Year. In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie may have been the selfie to top all others. The Hollywood Reporter website stated that it’s valued at close to a billion dollars. Her tweet on a Samsung phone was seen by 37 million people according to the article. Unfortunately, Samsung may […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

May 8th, 2014 at 10:24 am

Yelp Reviews, Free Speech & Defamation

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It’s no secret that word of mouth impacts business. If you try that new restaurant down the street and feel strongly about it, you’re probably going to tell someone. While many people are on Twitter or Facebook, some prefer to share their views on Yelp. Whether Yelp reviews can be trusted is open for debate. […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

April 30th, 2014 at 9:12 am

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Don’t Say It, If You Don’t Mean It

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Since the recent news that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were splitting up, many of us may wish that we could “un-hear” the phrase “conscious uncoupling.” But wishing doesn’t make it so. As wedding season approaches, there will be couples deciding to prevent future divorce proceedings and cancel the upcoming nuptials. According to SkyBride, over […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

April 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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“Dallas Buyers Club” Pirates Sued in New Copyright Suit

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“Dallas Buyer’s Club” received a lot of attention this past year for its compelling subject matter and actor portrayals. However, the producers are now pursuing a legal battle with pirates who illegally downloaded and shared the Oscar winning film. According to Variety, back in February, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which posses the copyright to the […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

April 7th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Target’s Data Breach

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According to a U.S. News & World Report article, as the year 2014 started, there were over 317 million people living in the United States. Based on a January update by Target regarding the data breach, a good number of us shopped at Target recently. “As part of Target’s ongoing forensic investigation, it has been […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

March 14th, 2014 at 12:47 pm