Fate Of La. Rules On Lawyer Ads Lies With Judge

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge is considering the future of planned new restrictions on lawyer advertising in Louisiana following a hearing in which attorneys opposed to the rules and the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board each pled their case.

After Wednesday's hearing, Judge Martin Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Louisiana did not immediately rule between a request for summary judgment by the plaintiff attorneys, who sued to block the rules in September 2008, and the disciplinary board's motion to dismiss the suit.

The rules,...
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