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#1

Are these postings considered broadcast or published or
something like that. Or is this an informal, off the record,
conversation. Do we need to check the veracity of our statements
or can we air our immediate reactions to

Dick Caverly


#2
Are these postings considered broadcast or published or
something like that. Or is this an informal, off the record,
conversation.  Do we need to check the veracity of our
statements or can we air our immediate reactions to

G’day; heaven (or Hell) forbid that I ahould ever have
aspirations towards ‘lawyering’ - but I suspect that this and
almost any other sort of posting on the net wouldn’t come under
the heading of ‘Priveleged communication’. The trouble is you
wouldn’t really know until you got sued and lost! In other words
until some hungry lawyer decided that it might be good for
him/her to try it on. I admit to feeling strongly sometimes about
companies, and even a few folk; (none in Orchid, of course) and
have that desire to let everyone know what I think of them. The
number lof ‘Letters To The Editor’ I have never written is
legion. I can’t afford any kind of litigation, so my wife and I
sling off our dislike for other people at each other - and part
not only the best of friends but lovers! So it is with nasty
insurance companies; careful whom you sling off to and where! One
never knows, do one? Cheers,

        /\
       / /    John Burgess, 
      / /
     / //\    @John_Burgess2
    / / \ \
   / (___) \
  (_________)

#3

Hi Dick,

The Orchid Archives are posted on the Internet and often show up
on the search engines. To see this for yourself, go to the
Yahoo search engine and search on your name. You’re bound to
see some “hits” that are your Orchid postings. I don’t know if
that qualifies it as public domain, but it is certainly broadly
accessible! It’s not private communication, that’s for sure!
As far as liable or slander… well, we had better check with an
attorney.

From my experience in the corporate world, I know that email
(private or to a group) is considered “discoverable” in court,
which means your email files can be subpoenaed (the correct
term?).

I guess the bottom line is that it’s best to exercise tact in
our electronic communications, regardless of the forum.

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#4
 I guess the bottom line is that it's best to exercise tact in
our electronic communications, regardless of the forum.

Hi,

Funny you should mention it…remember that conversation we had
recently about my sudden allergy to the wedding ring I have been
wearing for 6+ yrs. I have gotten two off list posts about it
from others experiencing the same problem that found my name by
running searches on the subject. Not that I mind…just a little
surprising.

But a reminder to keep some opinions to myself.

Karen
@Karenworks