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

May 03, 2016 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 »

In the News Today - March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016 | Insights

Asbestos Litigation and 'Political Pawns': Is the plaintiffs' bar using veterans as "political pawns" in the effort to defeat the FACT Act? Read More »

Trial Court Affirms Florida AG's Authority to Dismiss Meritless Whistleblower Case

March 09, 2016 | Insights

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi dismissed a whistleblower case that had plaintiffs' lawyers' fingerprints all over it, and now a court has affirmed her authority to do so. Read More »

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