In Colorado, attorneys may be sued for legal malpractice, and in a new turn of events, for false advertising. “Supreme Court,after considering arguments from the parties, and at least five “friend of the court” organizations concluded that lawyers must play by the same rules as anyone else when it comes to truth in advertising.
If a lawyer advertises a quality or type of service with an intent not to provide that service, it’s fair game to sue the lawyer under the CCPA. Said the Court: “The CCPA applies to protect the vulnerable consumer of legal services and the consumer public as a whole in the situation in which the purveyor of those services knowingly misrepresents the quality and likely benefit of those services.”
Queery? With the new lawyer advertising statutes coming to NY, will there be a similar line of cases?