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Shut Up Already!

No matter what the charges are, taking out an ad to defend yourself isn't a good idea--at least until the Supreme Court has its say.

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This story appears in the September 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Just when your business is going strongly, a group of disgruntled former employees accuses you of unfair labor practices--and makes headlines. Scrambling to put out the fire, you send out press releases and appear on the local news defending your company's record. But if you do business in , you'd better be especially careful about what you say.

The reason is a California decision released in May. The case concerned a large corporation, but some see implications for all businesses.

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