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. Is Florida Becoming A Climate Litigation Target?

    July 11, 2019 | News

    Reports from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) suggest that Florida municipalities are actively being pitched by private lawyers to bring lawsuits against the energy industry, the Center Square reports.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - June 21, 2019

    June 21, 2019 | News

    Citing New Law, Florida State-Backed Insurer Proposes Lower Insurance Rates... Read More

  3. In the News Today - May 24, 2019

    May 24, 2019 | News

    Fla. Governor Signs AOB Bill, Law To Take Effect July 1; Florida Supreme Court Urges Lower Courts To Use Higher Evidence Standards... Read More

  4. In The News Today - May 8, 2019

    May 08, 2019 | News

    Insurance Attorney Says "Relief" Coming After Florida's New AOB Law Takes Effect... Read More

  5. "Florida's Eye Of The Lawsuit Storm"

    April 30, 2019 | News

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said Florida's recently-passed law will curb "a longstanding legal abuse by plaintiff attorneys."... Read More

  6. In the News Today - April 26, 2019

    April 26, 2019 | News

    Law360 Breaks Down The Most Important Provisions of Florida's AOB Reform Law... Read More

  7. Assignment of Benefits Reform Passes Florida Legislature, Heads To Governor

    April 25, 2019 | News

    The Florida Senate passed a bill yesterday to reform the state's unique assignment of benefits system.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - April 24, 2019

    April 24, 2019 | News

    Florida Senate Prepares For Action On Assignment Of Benefits... Read More

  9. In the News Today - April 23, 2019

    April 23, 2019 | News

    Florida Contractor Accused of AOB Scheme... Read More

  10. Assignment of Benefits Reform Moves To Florida Senate Floor

    April 18, 2019 | News

    An assignment of benefits reform bill will head to the Florida Senate floor after the body's rules committee passed it on an 11-6 vote yesterday, Florida Politics reports.... Read More