Bloomberg Law
Oct. 14, 2021, 6:38 PM

Florida Supreme Court Sides With State Bar in Ticket App Dispute

Jennifer Kay
Jennifer Kay
Staff Correspondent

A smartphone app that helped Florida drivers find attorneys to take their traffic disputes to court engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The 4-3 ruling prohibits TIKD from resuming its services in Florida, but it suggests state rules could be updated to account for similar technological advances.

“They’re leaving the door open, but it’s a door where the Florida Bar is the doorman,” Tom Gordon, executive director of Responsive Law, said in a phone interview. The group that advocates for online legal referral companies had filed a brief supporting TIKD in the case. ...

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