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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In the News Today - April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | Insights

Thousands of businesses across the Tampa Bay area have received more than $5 billion to date in from BP in the past five years, including those located "as far inland as Plant City, even though no oil washed up on their shores." Despite this, the area has more claims filed in the settlement than any other region or state. (wtsp.com) Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Florida, West Virginia

In The News Today - December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 | Insights

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, West Virginia, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, California

In The News Today - November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | Insights

In his nationally syndicated column, the Palm Beach Post's Frank Cerabino analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of a case in which the feds are using the Sarbanes-Oxley law to prosecute a Florida fisherman accused of throwing three undersized fish overboard to avoid a citation. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Florida

In The News Today - November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 | Insights

A Florida federal jury ruled this week that Boston Scientific Corp. must pay $26.7 million to four women who were allegedly injured by a "defective pelvic mesh implant." Read More »

Tags: Florida

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

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