Unsolicited faxes distributed by a lawyer specializing in attorney malpractice cases were basically informational, not promotional, and did not violate federal laws and rules against improper solicitations, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, reversing an appeals court finding that Andrew Lavoott Bluestone's faxes "indirectly proposed a commercial transaction." Bluestone's attorney said the ruling establishes that lawyers "have a First Amendment right to speech instead of being branded as advertisers."
N.Y. High Court Finds Attorney's Unsolicited Faxes Did Not Violate Communications Act
New York Law Journal
June 12, 2009