Florida

Florida is ranked #46 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, showing no change from 2017. It experienced the biggest shift in the key element category of Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits, where it dropped four positions, while seeing improvements in Trial Judges’ Impartiality, as well as Quality of Appellate Review, both increasing by two spots. Additionally, Trial Judges’ Competence improved by one spot. Miami or Dade County, Florida, is among the cities and counties survey respondents found to have the least fair and reasonable litigation environment.

12/01/1969

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All Results for Florida

  1. "New Day For Florida's Legal Climate" Despite Ranking, ILR COO Says

    September 20, 2019 | News

    Despite the Florida lawsuit system's 46th-in-the-nation ranking in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) Chief Operating Officer Harold Kim said it's a "new day" for the state.... Read More

  2. Survey Ranks Florida's Lawsuit Climate Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Despite Low Ranking, Florida Is Showing Signs of Improvement... Read More

  3. Companies Weigh Fairness of a State's Lawsuit Climate Heavily When Considering Where to Do Business

    September 18, 2019 | Blogs

    National Survey Ranks Delaware's Legal System Nation's Best; Illinois' Worst... Read More

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  5. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  6. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  7. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Florida, Georgia, and Missouri Headline Law360's Key Legal Reform States... Read More

  9. Legal Reform Opportunities Coming This Fall

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Legal reform advocates in Florida, Georgia, and Missouri are "bullish" on their chances to achieve significant progress this fall and in 2020, reports Law360.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - July 31, 2019

    July 31, 2019 | News

    Litigation Funder Sues Firm It Hired To Investigate Plaintiffs' Lawyer It Was Also Taking Action Against; Florida-Backed Insurer Finalizes Rate Increases, Which Show "Significant Reductions" After AOB Law... Read More