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. In the News Today - April 17, 2019

    April 17, 2019 | News

    Florida Senate Takes Up Assignment of Benefits Reform... Read More

  2. Florida House of Representatives Passes AOB Reform

    April 12, 2019 | News

    On a 96-20 vote, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill to curb the assignment of benefits abuse that has been blamed for the state's rising home insurance rates, Insurance Journal reports.... Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. In the News Today - April 3, 2019

    April 03, 2019 | News

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

  6. In the News Today - March 28, 2019

    March 28, 2019 | News

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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