A federal suit challenging a number of Florida’s lawyer advertising rules has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. For more information and a copy of the complaint, see: http://www.sunethics.com/news_item_14.htm.
The lawsuit, by the Harrell and Harrell firm and Public Citizen, seems aimed at introducing consistency to the definition of “false and misleading”, which currently varies from state-to-state, and regulator-to-regulator.
This crazy quilt of commercial regulations places an unconstitutional burden on free speech and interstate commerce. The network of conflicting commercial regulations, mandatory state-by-state filings and fees, inhibit the flow of information essential to consumers in making prudent, informed choices of legal counsel.
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