Fla. Bar Asks For Changes To Referral Service Rules

By Carolina Bolado (May 5, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Florida Bar asked the state's Supreme Court Tuesday to approve changes to bar rules that govern contingency fees in personal injury and wrongful death cases and place additional restrictions on lawyers who use referral services.

The bar asked the court to sign off on two sets of amendments including a number of additions to existing rules regarding referral services that would not allow attorneys to accept referrals from services with misleading names or that fail to tell customers where the lawyer is located. Attorneys would also not be allowed to take referrals from services that either require or pressure lawyers...

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