Sunday, June 12, 2011

Truth in Advertising in American and Jewish Law - June 21, 2011

On June 21, 2011 attorney Lance A. Harke, a founding partner of the Miami Shores-based commercial litigation and consumer class action law firm of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP, ( will lecture on “Truth in Advertising in American and Jewish Law,” the third lecture in the “American Cases through the Eyes of the Talmud” series.  Harke will speak on the topics of Truth in Labeling and False Advertising. 

“I am honored to be speaking at a lecture series that addresses such an important topic as the ethics of advertising in American and Jewish law,” says Lance A. Harke.  “Advertisers with deceptive motives have the potential to persuade individuals into commercial transactions they might otherwise have avoided, if provided with all of the facts. Consumers have the right to know just what they are purchasing, and given that information visibly on the label.” 

Harke will lecture in conjunction with Rabbi Dovid Schoen, Dean of the South Florida Center for Jewish Ethics. The lecture series is a continued effort of the Center to educate the legal profession in South Florida about Jewish law and ethics in American life. 

Lance A. Harke resides in Miami Shores and is a trial lawyer specializing in multi-state class action litigation.  He concentrates his trial practice on products liability, insurance and complex class actions, in addition to commercial and consumer litigation matters.  He graduated from the University of Florida, with High Honors and received his B.A. degree in Philosophy.  He received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review. 

“Truth in Advertising in American and Jewish Law” will be offered Tuesday, June 21, from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm at Bilzin Sumberg at 1450 Brickell Avenue, 23rd Floor in Miami.  The cost is $36.00 for attorneys, $15.00 for law students, and $10.00 for judiciary members.  A light dinner will be served.  For more information and to RSVP please visit   

Miami Shores-based Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP was established by founding partner and trial lawyer, Lance A. Harke in 2000. The firm represents clients throughout the State of Florida and in courts across the country in a wide range of commercial law matters related to commercial litigation, business torts, consumer class actions, securities class actions, product liability, insurance litigation, general civil litigation, general commercial litigation, civil appeals, prescription drug issues, employment matters, bad faith issues, professional malpractice, medical malpractice and appellate practice. 


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