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ALWAYS Keep It Clean

Social Media has come upon the world as an excellent form of keeping in touch with others, especially the ones that you may not have the opportunity to see very often. From the moment that I ventured into the world of Social Media, I have always held to the opinion that you should not communicate anything that is highly controversial or could come back to haunt you.

Thus far, that has been a very good rule to live by. And I hope that my children will heed my advice and follow that rule when their time comes.

The following article ( is a prime example of how not following this train of thought can get you into trouble. It cost the plaintiff millions in his settlement and also cost the attorney, as well.

So, if you are reading this, please heed my advice. It pays to “keep it clean” in all facets of life, particularly in the world of social media. You never know who will be watching!

Information provided by Adele Thonn, Forensic Document Examiner (

The Game of Chess Involving Expert Witnesses

Having a bit of experience under my belt now, I am amazed at the game of chess that is played in litigation between plaintiff and defense attorneys. On occasion I feel like a pawn being used to force a hand one way or another. Admittedly, this is part of the “game” of litigation. However, it makes it that much more perplexing when you are the expert in the middle.

I recently came upon this article ( about a medical case involving an expert. This is a prime example of the game of chess or tug-of-war played between opposing sides. I had a nice little chuckle while reading. If you’ve ever been in the position of pawn, hopefully you will also.

Information provided by Adele Thonn, Forensic Document Examiner (

FMLA and the Flu — Who’d Have Known?

Not having had the flu in recent memory, I tend to forget that it really does throw you for a loop physically and it is extremely inconvenient and restrictive for those in the working world. I would have never thought that extended time would be available to those suffering from the flu through the Family Medical Leave Act. But apparently it is according to the following article posted by JD Supra Business Advisor:

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