Jon Kelley Comments in Newsday on First Amendment Lawsuit

Jon Kelley Comments in Newsday on First Amendment Lawsuit

LPCH attorney, Jon Kelley, comments in Newsday on a lawsuit brought on behalf of a Utah-based client against a New York municipality, challenging its solicitation ban as a violation of the First Amendment and an unconstitutional restraint on free speech.  In discussing a settlement with the municipality, Kelley says, "If they amend their law by the 15th, we will dismiss our lawsuit within three days — assuming it's along the lines of what we've agreed." Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst sent village officials suggested changes to the solicitation law that include repealing the ban, imposing a solicitation curfew of 30 minutes after sunset and creating a licensing process for companies that want to solicit in the future.

Jon Kelley represents Aptive. As part of the settlement, Floral Park has agreed to pay attorney fees and to amend its solicitation laws.

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