Legal, Home Safety Groups in Florida Clash over FLASH

August 5, 2008

If you need help strengthening your home against hurricanes or other disasters, just call FLASH.

If you’re a Florida homeowner and need free legal aid to avoid foreclosure, you can call another FLASH.

The first FLASH — the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes — on July 31 demanded that the second FLASH — Florida Attorneys Saving Homes — stop using its acronym. Both are nonprofits based in Tallahassee.

The attorneys group is checking with lawyers who have trade mark expertise before responding, said Kent Spuhler, executive director of Florida Legal Services.

The safe homes FLASH says it’s been getting calls about legal help since the attorneys’ FLASH was featured July 30 on CNN’s Larry King Live.

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