Youtube and Client Solicitation: Lawyers Beware!

Feb 15, 12

Ryan Metheny of the California Anti-SLAPP Project recently wrote about a new decision involving a Youtube video clip that could have serious implications for lawyer advertising and client solicitations.

“The case involved a lawyer, Thomas Howard Clarke, Jr., who recorded and posted a Youtube video clip in which he spoke about an herbal supplement created by Brain Research Labs, LLC. Although the clip was intended to solicit clients to join a class action lawsuit against the company, Clarke also spoke more generally, condemning both the herbal supplement industry as a whole and BRL in particular for making various false claims about their products, which Clarke went on to state, often cause injury and even death.”

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