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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Be careful what you say in e-mails

As I am learning by covering the BankAtlantic Bancorp shareholder class action trial, be careful not to say nasty things in e-mails, especially about your boss. The bank's Perry Alexander had to sit there while the plaintiff attorney read him e-mails he sent over the years calling his superiors and co-workers some harsh names. Meanwhile, CEO Alan Levan was watching him on the witness stand from across the courtroom. Alexander said he didn't mean what he wrote and he regrets it. How will the jury take this? We shall see.

I'll post more details in the South Florida Business Journal on Friday.

Lawsuits can bring a lot dirt to light, so keep a lid on it.

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