Court Reprimands Lawyer Over Misleading Ads
More news stories on Hispanic Immigrants Carri Geer Thevenot, Las Vegas Review-Journal, April 11, 2010
The Nevada Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a Las Vegas lawyer Friday for running a Spanish radio advertisement in 2008 that “grossly misstated the law.”
According to the order, Anthony “Tony the Tiger” Lopez Jr. ran the 10-second advertisement on two radio stations in Las Vegas and one in Reno. It cost about $19,500 and ran for about three months.
The commercial told listeners: “If you have had an auto accident, by law you have the right to receive at least $15,000 for your case.”
“The record demonstrates that the advertisement misled the public into believing that they had a right to $15,000 if they were involved in a car accident regardless of the merits of their case,” according to the Supreme Court order. “Moreover, as the State bar argues, Lopez’s prior instances of misconduct evidence his disregard for the rules of professional conduct.”
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