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Muzzling the Muzzlers: The Consumer Review Fairness Act

When you’re the only lawyer in your family, you get a lot of legal questions from family members regardless of your practice area. Whether it’s personal injury, criminal law, real estate—whatever—you become the go-to source for all things legal. Even though I’ve been practicing in the technology, internet, and intellectual property fields for over two…

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Oversharing claims another worker (yet again)…

After my last post on the Consumer Review Fairness Act and protecting a person’s right to complain, I came across this story which highlights the dangers of complaining too much—especially about your employer’s customers. Tamlynn Yoder, a server at an Outback Steakhouse in Florida, lost her job when she complained on Facebook that a customer, a local mega-church, failed to tip her for…

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D’oh! Stupid Television. How I’ll be missing you soon.

I have a dumb TV. A really dumb TV. How dumb? So dumb that it doesn’t even know who I am. It has no idea what I watch on it. Or when. It doesn’t listen to me no matter how much I talk to it. Without my Comcast voice remote giving it the technological crutch it needs, my TV would ignore me completely when I…

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