Florida

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. FL House Acts to Curb Abusive Lawsuits that Drive Up Insurance Rates

    April 11, 2019 | Blogs

    Floridians have paid $1.6 billion more for insurance over the past decade than consumers in other states, thanks to the state's unique law called Assignment of Benefits, or AOB. But after a decade of trying, that may be about the change.... Read More

  2. Florida AOB reform legislation moves “farther in the process than any reform efforts have before”

    April 08, 2019 | News

    As the Florida House prepares to debate Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform this week, realtors' advocacy group Florida Realtors voiced its support for House Bill 7065 and Senate Bill 122. Both of those bills promise to reduce insurance premiums for policyholders by cracking down on AOB abuse, writes the Florida Record.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - April 3, 2019

    April 03, 2019 | News

    Lawyers' Court Fight Spills Over From Florida To Texas... Read More

  4. In the News Today - March 28, 2019

    March 28, 2019 | News

    Florida Lawmakers Consider Whether to Follow Illinois, Open Lawsuit Floodgates... Read More

  5. Florida's Highest Court Mulls Chance to Address Assignment of Benefits Abuse

    March 28, 2019 | News

    The Florida Supreme Court is currently weighing whether insurers can implement policy provisions to restrict abusive assignment of benefits (AOB) practices.... Read More

  6. Florida House Committee Advances Bill to Rein In Assignment of Benefits Abuse

    March 20, 2019 | News

    The Florida House Insurance and Banking Committee advanced a bill to stop assignment of benefits (AOB) insurance abuse in the state on a 14-1 vote, Florida Politics reports. ... Read More

  7. In the News Today - March 18, 2019

    March 18, 2019 | News

    New Landscape in Florida May Pave the Way for Legal Reforms; Federalist Society Event Looks at Louisiana Municipality Litigation... Read More

  8. Florida Senate Moves to Rein in Assignment of Benefits

    March 05, 2019 | News

    The Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee advanced a proposal yesterday that would rein in the assignment of benefits (AOB) practice in the state, News4Jax reports.... Read More

  9. ILR's Harold Kim: Florida Lawmakers Must Fix Assignment of Benefits Crisis

    February 19, 2019 | News

    ILR'S COO Harold Kim and Fla. Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Wilson have a joint op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat calling on state lawmakers to fix the growing assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis... Read More

  10. Insurance Official Says AOB Increase in Florida is "Stupefying"

    February 05, 2019 | News

    The chief actuary of the Insurance Information Institute said the increase in Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) lawsuit filings is "stupefying," Florida Politics reports.... Read More