Florida

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
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.73% - 1.98% Potential Increase
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FL Supreme Court Opts to Overturn Legislature, Weaken Expert Evidence Standards

February 17, 2017 | News and Blog

When Florida's paltry 44th lawsuit climate ranking was announced in 2015, Florida Chamber President Mark Wilson said the state's Supreme Court's penchant for overturning the legislature's legal reforms were a big reason why. Read More »

In the News Today - February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 | News and Blog

The current asbestos system is plagued by rampant fraud and abuse by plaintiffs' lawyers; this abuse harms both alleged victims and the economy. Thankfully, Congress is taking action to address this by advancing the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, which passed out of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. The bill, among other provisions, aims to shine a light on these trusts so that compensation goes to legitimate victims. Read More »

In the News Today - February 2, 2017

February 02, 2017 | News and Blog

ADA lawsuits can be "quite costly" for companies. Take for example an Art Supplies store in Florida that was sued for a toilet paper dispenser at the incorrect height, or a Colorado restaurant with urinals at the wrong height. Read More »

In the News Today - December 1, 2016

December 01, 2016 | News and Blog

As the fog of the recent election clears and the newly elected officials focus on the business of governing, the future of legal reform has begun to come into clearer focus. Specifically in states like Missouri, West Virginia, and Illinois where the elections resulted in legal reform proponents winning key government seats, there are strong signs that lawsuit reform could be on the march across the country. Read More »

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 »

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