New Jersey’s ban on Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America came under attack again last month, as Best Lawyers petitioned the state Supreme Court to throw out advertising restrictions that threaten to put the two rating services out of business in the state.

The petition, filed Aug. 24 by former State Bar Association President Stuart Hoberman in his capacity as one of New Jersey’s 744 “Best Lawyers,” says that ads trumpeting his and other lawyers’ inclusion in the survey aren’t unethically misleading — as the Committee on Attorney Advertising says in Opinion 39 — because being chosen as a “Best Lawyer” is a “real and legitimate distinction.”

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