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Defamation Claim Would Be An Uphill Battle For PRSA

posted by James Haggerty  |  July 5, 2005

by James F. Haggerty PRSA’s pursuit of an anonymous staffer who criticized PRSA chief operating officer Catherine Bolton in an e-mail to the PRSA board, raises a remarkable number of legal, policy and PR issues. According to details on the O’Dwyer’s website, PRSA filed a petition against Time Warner’s Road Runner Internet service for the…


Greenberg’s Stock Transfer Questioned

posted by James Haggerty  |  April 25, 2005

By Ben White, Washington Post …beyond the legal ramifications, image experts said Greenberg’s transfer of so much stock to his wife’s name, disclosed the same day he invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify in the investigation, could significantly reduce his public standing. “Transferring shares three days before stepping down seems to me to…


Legal Combat: Are enemies waging war in our courts?

posted by James Haggerty  |  April 5, 2005

By Phillip Carter, SLATE: Since the attacks of Sept. 11, a common refrain has punctuated the legal arguments offered by the Bush administration in support of its terrorism policies: America is fighting a new kind of war, against a new kind of enemy, who will use unconventional methods to attack our nation and way of…