Jeremy Fielding Comments on First Amendment Rights in Daily Camera
A Utah-based pest control company is alleging that Lafayette and Louisville's ban on door-to-door salesmen, colloquially known as the peddler's ordinance, violates the company's First Amendment rights.
LPCH partner, Jeremy Fielding, represents Aptive and comments, "Aptive supports constitutional regulations designed to reasonably regulate the activities of solicitors."
Aptive sued Castle Rock last year for adopting a 7 p.m. curfew for commercial solicitors, while not applying the same curfew to other groups such as charities or religious institutions, according to legal filings.
Fielding said that Aptive gets "99 percent of its business" from door-to-door sales, and that the company has had more than 5,000 customers in the Denver area sign up for its services.
"Our strong preference is to work these things out with cities," he added. "Litigation is our very last resort. I think it's also fair to say that we have sent similar letters to scores of cities across the United States and we have been able to work them out in every single instance except for Castle Rock."
"We hope we can find a solution with Louisville and Lafayette short of litigation."
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