A federal judge in Philadelphia has closed a lawsuit over a false advertising claim against John Morgan and his Orlando-based Morgan & Morgan law firm.
The order for dismissal did not include any terms of the settlement. Court records show a settlement conference that had been scheduled for May 22 was canceled.
Requests for comment were emailed Wednesday to lawyers for both sides.
A complaint was filed last September by the competing Rosenbaum & Associates personal injury firm.
Its suit said Morgan’s well-known advertisements, also running in southeastern Pennsylvania, were “misleading” potential clients.
The suit said the ads, ubiquitous on billboards and buses in the Sunshine State, wrongly give the impression that the firm “actively litigate(s) claims in Pennsylvania” when its personal-injury practice there is actually “nonexistent or minimal.”
In a statement last year, Morgan called the lawsuit “utter nonsense,” adding, “This guy (Rosenbaum) doesn’t like competition. Sorry, it’s the American way.”