Bloomberg Law
May 8, 2020, 7:13 PM

California Judge Denies Injunction Against LegalMatch

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

A California judge on Thursday denied the state bar’s motion for an injunction against legal referral group, the latest in a longstanding legal saga that could have broader implications for how such services that pair lawyers and clients are regulated.

The bar sued LegalMatch on May 4, saying it violated state law by operating as a lawyer referral group without a license. The hearing before Judge Ethan Schulman of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco was held by phone.

According to the bar’s May 4 complaint, LegalMatch failed to respond to a March 20 directive that ...

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