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.


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  1. In the News Today - December 6, 2019

    December 06, 2019 | News

    Biometric Data Law Can Cause Litigation "Explosion," Florida Chamber Warns... Read More

  2. New Report Finds Auto-Glass AOBs Are On The Rise

    November 13, 2019 | News

    A new report from the Florida Justice Reform Institute (FJRI) found that assignment of benefits (AOB) practices are driving auto glass-related litigation.... Read More

  3. "Sunnier Days Are Ahead For Florida's Lawsuit Climate"

    October 21, 2019 | News

    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Chief Operating Officer Harold Kim and Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson co-authored an op-ed in which they say there "is optimism for turning around Florida's broken lawsuit system, but more work must be done."... Read More

  4. "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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  8. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  9. 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

  10. 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