5th Circ. Hands Attys Partial Victory In Ad Fight

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 8:04 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday struck down most of Louisiana's restrictions on lawyer advertising, handing attorneys a partial victory and setting up a potential U.S. Supreme Court battle over the use of monikers and mottos in advertisements.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a rule prohibiting speech that promises favorable legal results while striking down restrictions on references to past factual results and on representations of judges and juries in ads.

The court also upheld the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's rule prohibiting...
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