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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In the News Today - November 3, 2015

November 03, 2015 | Insights

Calling the New York Times' recent anti-arbitration series "blatantly one-sided", ILR's Bryan Quigley said U.S. Sen. Al Franken's bill to curb arbitration "will help personal injury lawyers make money on class-action suits, but those suits will not benefit consumers because most consumers have such small claims." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) Read More »

In the News Today - November 2, 2015

November 02, 2015 | Insights

"Television viewers in two Florida cities face more television ads by lawyers than any other TV market in the nation. A new report released last week (by ILR) says Tampa and Orlando have the most television spots for lawyers." (Associated Press) Read More »

In the News Today - October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 | Insights

Transocean Ltd., the offshore drilling rig involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, has reached a settlement that has led to the dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas agains the company. Alabama reportedly will receive $20 million from the settlement; Louisiana will get $4 million; Texas, $2 million; Florida, $5 million. Mississippi's amount has not yet been released. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

In the News Today - October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 | Insights

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly this week highlights criticism "of the secretive selection process that the South Carolina Attorney General's Office uses to hire private lawyers for cases that can generate millions in fees". ILR President Lisa A. Rickard is quoted, saying such arrangements raise "concerns about pay-to-play, conflicts of interest, the use of a public entity for personal gain and fairness in prosecutions." (South Carolina Lawyers Weekly) Read More »

NEW REPORT: Lawyer Spending on TV Ads Growing Six Times Faster than All Others

October 28, 2015 | Insights

At yesterday's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit, ILR released a new study which found that lawyer spending on television advertising is growing faster than all others, and online legal key word advertising is among the most expensive in America. Read More »

New ILR Report on Trial Lawyer Marketing Strategies Picks Up National Media Coverage

October 27, 2015 | Insights

A new report being released by ILR at today's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit - Trial Lawyer Marketing: Broadcast, Search and Social Strategies - is garnering media coverage around the country today. Read More »

In the News Today - October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 | Insights

The U.S. Senate has begun debating a U.S. Chamber-supported cyber security bill that would "make it easier for corporations to share information about cyber attacks with each other or the government without concern about lawsuits." (The Indianapolis Star) Read More »

Florida Bar Tables Recommendation to Abandon Daubert

October 21, 2015 | Insights

The Florida Bar Association has tabled its vote on a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court to abandon the Daubert Standard after its initial vote was split, due to the lack of criminal legal experts on the committee that studied the issue. Read More »

Could Florida lawyers be sued for soliciting clients with text messages?

October 19, 2015 | Insights

In an ironic twist, a newly approved method for soliciting clients could have Florida law firms facing lawsuits of their own. Read More »

ILR, Business Groups Support Protecting Daubert Standard in Florida

October 16, 2015 | Insights

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the efforts of the business community, including the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, to protect the Daubert Standard in Florida courts. Read More »

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