Florida

Florida has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, ranking at 41st out of 50 states, with Miami/Dade being ranked one of the most unfair local legal jurisdictions.  Florida’s poor lawsuit climate can be attributed in large part to its notorious reputation for exorbitant jury awards.

Florida at a Glance

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$2,833 Potential Tort Cost
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0.73% - 1.98% Potential Increase
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of JP Morgan Foreclosure Cases

June 17, 2014 | Insights

A federal appeals court has dismissed 58 plaintiffs' lawyers cases against JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, in which the plaintiffs asserted that the bank had been acting "fraudulently and criminally when it foreclosed on their houses." Read More »

Tags: Florida

Florida AG Moves to Assert Control over State False Claims Act Claims

June 16, 2014 | Insights

In a positive step forward that would empower states to diminish frivolous False Claims Act cases, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is arguing that "it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. [which] it deemed frivolous, saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit." Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, False Claims Act, Class Actions, Florida

In The News Today - June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014 | Insights

The state of Florida argued Wednesday to a state appellate court that it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. The court deemed it frivolous, "saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, False Claims Act, Florida, North Carolina

Litigiousness Hits Floridians in the Pocket

March 26, 2014 | Insights

Florida families pay about $3,400 each year for something most people don't even know about - lawsuits. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Florida

In the News Today - March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014 | Insights

Families in Florida are spending more on goods and services due to the costs of litigation. Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware, Florida

In the News Today - March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 | Insights

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court struck down the state's $1 million cap on medical malpractice awards, ruling it violated Florida's equal protection law. Read More »

Tags: Medical Liability, Securities Litigation Reform, Florida

U.S. Chamber: FL Supreme Court Medical Malpractice Ruling Will Make State's Lawsuit Climate Even Worse

March 13, 2014 | Press Release

Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) issued the following statement today on the Florida State Supreme Court's decision in the case of Estate of Michelle Evette McCall v. United States of America concerning the constitutionality of Florida's medical malpractice law. Read More »

Tags: Medical Liability, Florida

In the News Today - November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013 | Insights

The Supreme Court is scheduled to weigh whether to grant certiorari in a suit challenging the "fraud on the market" theory, one of the bedrocks of securities class action litigation. Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding, Securities Litigation Reform, Class Actions, Louisiana, Florida

In the News Today - October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013 | Insights

An Oklahoma jury ordered Toyota to pay $3 million in compensatory damages for electronic defects that caused a vehicle to accelerate out of control into a wall, the first time a jury has determined that faulty electronics caused a crash. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Florida, Oklahoma

In the News

September 20, 2013 | Insights

As part of its $920 million settlement with US and UK regulators, JP Morgan has agreed to an admission of wrongdoing in the "London Whale" case. Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding, Securities Litigation Reform, Class Actions Around the Globe, Asbestos, Florida

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