Right Of Publicity Challenges In The Land Of Lincoln

Law360, New York (February 11, 2016, 2:03 PM EST) -- Illinois attorney Moira Bernstein is the latest advocate to take on Avvo.com, the Seattle-based lawyer information and rating site. On Feb. 4, 2016, Bernstein filed a class action complaint against Avvo Inc. in Cook County, Illinois. According to the allegations, Bernstein alleges on behalf of herself — and all lawyers similarly situated in the land of Lincoln — that their rights of publicity have been violated by Avvo.com. Bernstein's legal theories likely face significant headwinds there in the Windy City....

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