In a brief status hearing, federal Judge Allen Winsor consulted with counsel for the opposing parties and set an initial schedule to move the First Amendment challenge filed by CCL for the Restoration Association of Florida and Apex Roofing and Reconstruction forward on August 6.

      The case, filed in the Northern District of Florida, challenges a new state law that limits advertising and other marketing efforts by roofing contractors in an effort to discourage homeowners from making insurance claims for home damage. Another Northern District judge has already preliminarily enjoined the advertising prohibition. The plaintiffs are represented by CCL's Robert S. Peck