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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. In the News Today - November 15, 2013

    November 15, 2013 | News and Blog

    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

  10. In the News Today - October 25, 2013

    October 25, 2013 | News and Blog

    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