TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal judge has blocked the state from imposing a key section of a new home-coverage legislation developed to fight fraud that prohibits roofing contractors advertising to likely shoppers.
Chief U.S. District Decide Mark Walker supported the connect with for a preliminary injunction from Brandon-based mostly Gale Force Roofing & Restoration LLC, which argued the regulation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 11 violates Initially Modification rights by immediately penalizing shielded speech.
“It is also obvious that the threatened injuries to plaintiff from banning plaintiff’s truthful professional speech outweighs the state’s interest in avoiding fraud, preserving people from exploitation, and stabilizing the insurance policies marketplace,” Walker wrote in a ruling issued Sunday.
Lawmakers passed the insurance plan evaluate on April 30 amid spiraling property-insurance coverage charges and insurers dropping policies in Florida.
Gale Power managing associate Alex Dewey hailed Walker’s determination.
“Gale Drive certainly stands from