June 18, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | June 18, 2013
The two largest credit-rating firms and Morgan Stanley paid the state of Florida $9.5 million as part of a confidential settlement earlier this year, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
April 29, 2013
Florida News-Press | April 29, 2013
After the issue appeared to be in jeopardy last week, the Senate on Friday approved a business-backed bill that would tighten standards for expert witnesses in lawsuits.
April 22, 2013
Associated Press | April 22, 2013
The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Saturday against oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, becoming the fourth state to seek damages for the 2010 disaster.
April 15, 2013
Jacksonville Business Journal | April 15, 2013
With doctors seeking greater legal protections, the Florida Senate on Thursday approved a plan that includes tightening restrictions on expert witnesses in medical-malpractice cases.
Palm Beach Post | April 15, 2013
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a blow to consumers who want to fight companies that charge usury, unjustified or illegal fees, advocates said. Saying the U.S. Supreme Court gave it no choice, the state’s high court ruled that a Fort Pierce single mother had signed away her ability to join a lawsuit to challenge hefty fees she paid to McKenzie Check Advance of Florida.
April 9, 2013
Point of Law | April 9, 2013
In many instances, in tort law, if the defendant causes no physical harm to the plaintiff's person or property, there is no tort liability.
March 29, 2013
Jacksonville Business Journal | March 29, 2013
Amid a renewed lobbying fight between business groups and trial lawyers, a House panel Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that could help shield insurers from big-money lawsuits in disputes about settling claims.
March 25, 2013
Star-Banner | March 25, 2013
Sadly, Florida is one of the worst states in the country for lawsuits. Florida’s 41st ranking in a national survey leaves us in the bottom 10 in legal climate. Job creators know this, and the reality is our current legal climate is an obstacle to growing our economy and creating jobs. Florida shouldn’t be in the bottom 10 of anything.
March 22, 2013
ThomsonReuters | March 22, 2013
A new Florida Supreme Court ruling rejects tobacco company arguments that their due process rights were violated by a 2006 decision allowing Florida smokers to use prior jury findings against the cigarette industry in order to file individual lawsuits.
March 18, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | March 18, 2013
A Florida Supreme Court decision Thursday is being hailed as a complete victory for smokers who have been litigating against tobacco companies for decades. The opinion preserved anti-tobacco findings from a defunct class action and rejected cigarette makers' claims that they were denied due process by trial rules and jury instructions.
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