CCL's Robert S. Peck filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against a new Florida law that restricts roofing contractors from advertising that encourages homeowners to make a valid insurance claim or assigning the insurance benefit to the contractor, all of which are standard, legal practices in the state, as well as a variety of other provisions that prohibit speech but not the practice.

     The new law went into effect on July 1. Shortly before CCL's motion on behalf of the Restoration Association of Florida, Apex Roofing and Reconstruction, and a homeowner, another judge in the same court issued a preliminary injunction against the advertising provision in a different case that did not address other provisions in the law. 

     The law was enacted to prevent insurance fraud, but, as the CCL motion argues, it is utterly unconnected to the State's objectives. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.