Fla. Supreme Court Muzzles 'Pit Bull' Ad

(AP) - TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-The Florida Supreme Court muzzled a pair of "pit bull" lawyers Thursday.

The seven justices unanimously decided that a TV commercial featuring a pit bull in a spiked collar and the telephone number PIT-BULL demeans the legal profession and misleads the public. They reprimanded Fort Lauderdale lawyers John Pape and Marc Chandler and ordered them to attend a Florida bar workshop on advertising.

Chief Justice Barbara Pariente wrote that the high court cannot condone an ad implying lawyers will "get results through combative and vicious tactics that will maim, scar or harm the opposing party."

Details here from the AP via Findlaw.com.