Friday, July 23, 2010
Lex18.com reports that a Florida attorney was reprimanded for advertising for clients after an air crash in Lexington:
The Kentucky Supreme Court has reprimanded a Florida lawyer who placed an ad in a Lexington newspaper soliciting clients after the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in August 2006.
[The attorney] of Plantation, Fla., pulled the advertisement shortly after it appeared because of adverse publicity that it and similar ads placed by other attorneys generated.
The reprimand wasn't for placing the ad. Instead, justices found that [the attorney] wasn't timely in submitting a copy of the advertisement and a small fee to the Kentucky Bar Association as required by a state rule.
Forty-nine people died when the Comair regional jet crashed after taking off from the wrong runway at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
A television advertisement for the attorney's services is linked here. (Mike Frisch)