Fla. Bar Hit With 1st Amendment Suit Over New Ad Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (March 3, 2014, 8:43 PM EST) -- A Florida attorney is challenging the Florida Bar's newly adopted rules that its board of governors is using to ban references to past results in state lawyers' television and radio advertisements, claiming in a Monday suit that they violate the First Amendment.

The suit, filed on behalf of Robert Rubenstein of Rubenstein Law PA, is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the enforcement of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct changes, which went into effect in May amid concerns that attorneys' advertising of previous victories in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rubenstein et al v. The Florida Bar et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Beth Bloom

Date Filed

March 2, 2014

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