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Author Archives: Correy Stephenson, BridgeTower Media Newswires

Employers push back on FMLA abuse

In an effort to root out employee abuse of Family and Medical Leave Act violations, employers are increasingly relying upon the “honest suspicion” defense – and winning.

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Should the ABA mandate diversity?

The American Bar Association should include diversity as part of the group’s model rules for attorneys, according to a recent request from the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

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Lawsuits over ‘all natural’ claims blossom

A number of recent lawsuits filed by plaintiffs allege that companies are falsely advertising their products as “all natural” or “100 percent” natural when they in fact contain synthetic ingredients or genetically modified organisms.

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US Supreme Court rules prisoner’s interrogation didn’t violate ‘Miranda’

A prisoner was not “in custody” for Miranda purposes when he was isolated from the general prison population and questioned about conduct that occurred outside the prison because he was informed he could leave when he wanted, was not physically restrained and the door to the room was sometimes open, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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Financial analysis tips to improve profitability

At a recent webinar sponsored by LexisNexis, Philadelphia-based CPA Michael J. Wasco of Kino Sharie Leyh & Associates offered a series of tips and best practices that can help lawyers use financial analysis to build their businesses.

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Legal ethics a hot topic in 2011

Legal ethics news this year ran the gamut from high-tech – can I friend the employee of an opposing party? – to more traditional challenges, such as attorney advertising and judicial recusal.

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