Watch what you say about lawyers, cont’d

by Walter Olson on April 18, 2006

The West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association says it will file a Federal Communications Commission complaint unless radio stations yank ads from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which compare injury lawyers to crocodiles and cite the widely circulated (but trial-lawyer-loathed) Tillinghast studies on the cost of the liability insurance system. (Jake Stump, “Trial lawyers want radio ads pulled”, Charleston Daily Mail, Apr. 6). Carolyn Elefant, Mike Cernovich and Prof. Childs comment. More watch-what-you-say-about-lawyers stories: Jan. 13, 2005, Dec. 23, 2004, and links from there.

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1 TC 04.18.06 at 3:17 am

Is the legal industry really so afraid of publicity?

Gee I thought even bad publicity was better than NO publicity!

I guess only for select industries eh?

2 Overlawyered 07.05.06 at 12:12 am

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