Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc., V. Pierce Gore Et Al.,

Lawyer Ads May Get Protection at California High Court


The CA Supreme Court will rule by July 2010 in a lawyer advertising case. The lower court ruling is attached. The contested ad -- which was two sentences long -- was a consumer alert to wood deck owners, advising them to contact Gore if they had built decks with galvanized screws manufactured by three companies. The lawyer argues that he is protected by the commercial speech exemption to the state anti-SLAPP law.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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