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 - May 8, 2019

    May 08, 2019 | News

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

  2. "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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. In the News Today - April 24, 2019

    April 24, 2019 | News

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

  6. In the News Today - April 23, 2019

    April 23, 2019 | News

    Florida Contractor Accused of AOB Scheme... Read More

  7. 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

  8. In the News Today - April 17, 2019

    April 17, 2019 | News

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

  9. 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

  10. 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