This morning, Judge Feldman with the United States Eastern District Court for Louisiana heard arguments from plaintiffs and defendants on the constitutionality of new attorney advertising regulations in Louisiana. The regulations are set to take effect on October 1, 2009.
The Court presided over arguments related to Motions for Summary Judgment filed by all parties to the action, and a Motion to Dismiss from the Defendants.
Plaintiffs Scott Wolfe Jr. and Wolfe Law Group argued that the Louisiana advertising regulations restricted Internet advertisements without identifying any harm or problem with those advertisements, and without crafting the rules to practically work with how attorneys use the Internet to advertise and communicate.
Judge Feldman adjourned court at approximately 12:30 p.m., and took the matter under advisement, promising to release an opinion “without delay.”