I am the defendant in a case where the plaintiff is trying to get a judge to issue a temporary restraining order against me expressing my opinions of the organization on a consumer advocacy website. This morning I participated in a telephonic hearing with the judge, plaintiff's attorney, and myself being unrepresented. During the hearing, plaintiff's attorney argued that this was not a case of free speech but rather a case of business speech, and therefore my comments on the consumer message board were in violation of the law.
I had never heard of business speech as juxtaposed by free speech. Is there such a thing? If so how does it differ?