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

Florida at a Glance


All Results for Florida

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. In the News

    September 20, 2013 | News and Blog

    As part of its $920 million settlement with US and UK regulators, JP Morgan has agreed to an admission of wrongdoing in the "London Whale" case. ... Read More

  4. U.S. Chamber Applauds Florida Legislature’s Approval of Modernizing State’s Expert Trial Testimony Standards

    April 26, 2013 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, made the following statement about the Florida legislature approving the modernization of the state's expert trial testimony standards on Friday.... Read More

  5. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber: Florida Legal Climate Shows Modest Improvement

    March 26, 2006 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced that Florida's legal climate has shown modest progress, moving up four spots to number 38 in the 2006 Harris State Liability Systems Ranking Study. Miami-Dade County remains one of the least fair and reasonable jurisdictions in the country. ... Read More

  7. Chamber Lauds Florida Governor for Proposing Comprehensive Legal Reform Package

    March 14, 2005 | Press Release

    "Florida has become a magnet for lawsuit abuse, and that reputation is hurting the state's ability to attract new jobs and business investment," said Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. "Governor Bush's proposed reforms would help to balance the scales of justice in Florida, and transform the state into a magnet for new jobs and business investment." ... Read More

  8. U.S. Chamber: Florida Drops Again in State Legal Rankings

    March 07, 2005 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today released its Harris Interactive 2005 State Liability Systems Ranking Study, which shows Florida ranked 42 in legal fairness, having dropped nine places in the last three years. ILR also announced the launch of a national advertising campaign to highlight the results of the study and promote federal and state-based legal reform. ... Read More

  9. Chamber Calls Florida Verdict Obscene

    July 13, 2000 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2000 - The United States Chamber of Commerce called today's decision by a Florida jury, awarding defendants in a tobacco case $145 billion dollars in punitive damages, "an obscene symptom of a court system that is out-of-control. "Trial lawyers have subverted the legal system for their own financial gain," said Bruce Josten, Chamber Executive Vice President. "Legitimate, but politically out-of-favor businesses have been attacked by attorneys driven by the prospect of absurd punitive damage awards."... Read More

  10. ICYMI: Fla. Restaurant Owner Thomas Ward Calls on Congress To Pass Liability Protections

    December 31, 1969 | News

    Small businesses across the country are trying to reopen safely and sustainably while protecting their employees and customers. One key concern for Thomas Ward, owner of Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa in Orlando, Florida, is the fear of COVID-related lawsuits. In his op-ed that ran in the Orlando Sentinel, Ward outlines why Congress needs to pass COVID related liability protections for businesses like his.... Read More