Florida is ranked #44 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Miami or Dade County, Florida, is among the cities and counties survey respondents found to have the least fair and reasonable litigation environment.

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$2,833 Potential Tort Cost
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In the News Today -- September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 | News and Blog

SCOTUS: Can Plaintiff Lawyers Include Cities Among 'Victims' of Home Foreclosures? Among the business cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the session beginning next Monday is a "test of whether plaintiff lawyers can include entire cities among the supposed victims of home foreclosures." Read More »

In the News Today - August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 | News and Blog

'Corporate Relative' of Florida Marketer that 'Generated More than 20,000 Personal Injury Cases' Files for Bankruptcy Read More »

Do Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks Under the Fair Housing Act?

May 03, 2016 | News and Blog

Do cities have standing to bring lawsuits against banks over Fair Housing Act allegations related to the banks' mortgage practices during the financial crisis? The Eleventh Circuit ruled that Miami had standing in its lawsuit against Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Citigroup. Read More »

Study: Local Plaintiffs Firms Take to the Airwaves to Attack National Competitors

April 15, 2016 | News and Blog

A report released this week shows that plaintiffs' attorneys aren't just advertising to promote their services - they're also attacking each other. Read More »

In the News Today - April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 | News and Blog

Reorganization for Slater & Gordon: Publicly-traded Australian class action plaintiffs' firm Slater & Gordon "is looking at closing offices, streamlining its British operations" and offloading the Accident Claims Helpline business it acquired in the wake of a $958 million loss posted for the last half of 2015. Read More »

In the News Today - April 8, 2016

April 08, 2016 | News and Blog

Abbott Labs Prevails in Texas FCA Case: Abbott Laboratories has prevailed in a False Claims Act case over allegations of the company's off-label stent marketing. Read More »

In the News Today - April 4, 2016

April 04, 2016 | News and Blog

Japanese Lawyers' Problem: Too Few Cases: Japan is struggling with an unlikely problem: Its people aren't litigious enough. Read More »

In the News Today - March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 | News and Blog

NFL Slammed In New Class Action Over Brain Injuries: A proposed class of NFL players preliminarily diagnosed with a disease linked to brain trauma filed a negligence suit against the league in Florida federal court Friday. Read More »

Florida's Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking Cited in Story About Need for Sunshine State Legal Reforms

March 21, 2016 | News and Blog

In discussing his organization's legal reform priorities for next legislative session, Florida Justice Reform Institute president William Large cites ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey, which found the Sunshine State to have "one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, ranking 44th out of 50." Read More »

In the News Today - March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 | News and Blog

Lawyer says California Goes 'Off the Rails' on Innovator Liability: The California Court of Appeals "has gone off the rails again" on innovator liability, writes Steven J. Bornean of Reed Smith LLP. Read More »

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