A recent federal court decision sent a message to law firms: Lying in advertisements about your firm may be wrong, but it won’t necessarily carry a price tag in civil litigation.

That was one of the takeaways from a Feb. 15 ruling by U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who refused to condone the advertising practices of Philadelphia plaintiffs firm Lundy Law, but granted summary judgment in favor of the Lundy firm nonetheless.

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