Fla. Law Firm Sues State Bar Over Social Media Rules

Law360, Miami (December 16, 2013, 5:36 PM EST) -- A Florida law firm is challenging the Florida Bar's rules regarding attorney advertising, claiming in a suit filed Wednesday that the rules, which were recently expanded to cover websites including social media pages, violate the firm's First Amendment rights and are unconstitutionally vague.

In a suit filed in the Northern District of Florida, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA and its name partners called the Florida Bar's rules unnecessarily restrictive, claiming they prohibit advertising that is common in other states and that “poses no risk...
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