Florida

12/01/1969

Florida is ranked #46 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling two spots from its already low 2015 ranking. Florida scores poorly in all of the key element categories, but particularly with regard to the competence and impartiality of trial judges—where it ranked 48th.  

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  1. In The News Today - December 16, 2014

    December 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  2. In The News Today - November 17, 2014

    November 17, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  3. In The News Today - November 14, 2014

    November 14, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  4. Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of JP Morgan Foreclosure Cases

    June 17, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  5. Florida AG Moves to Assert Control over State False Claims Act Claims

    June 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  6. In The News Today - June 12, 2014

    June 12, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  7. In the News Today - May 15, 2014

    May 15, 2014 | News and Blog

    Kashi has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming its products contained unnaturally processed and synthetic ingredients. ... Read More

  8. Litigiousness Hits Floridians in the Pocket

    March 26, 2014 | News and Blog

    Florida families pay about $3,400 each year for something most people don't even know about - lawsuits.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - March 25, 2014

    March 25, 2014 | News and Blog

    Families in Florida are spending more on goods and services due to the costs of litigation.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - March 14, 2014

    March 14, 2014 | News and Blog

    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