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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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

U.S. Chamber Applauds Florida Legislature’s Approval of Modernizing State’s Expert Trial Testimony Standards

April 26, 2013 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, made the following statement about the Florida legislature approving the modernization of the state's expert trial testimony standards on Friday. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Florida

Who are the Faces of Lawsuit Abuse? The Blitz USA Plant in Miami, OK

September 10, 2012 | Video

Who are the faces of lawsuit abuse? They're the people who have lost their jobs because of run away lawsuits that can cripple state economies and that take a terrible toll on families. Does your state have a lawsuit abuse problem? Find out in a new study that ranks all 50 Watch »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Florida

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue on Florida's Lawsuit Climate

September 10, 2012 | Video

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue comments on a new national survey -- released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) -- which finds that Florida's lawsuit climate is among the worst in the country, coming in at number 41 out of 50. Watch »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Florida

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