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.  

Florida at a Glance

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. In the News Today - January 30, 2019

    January 30, 2019 | News

    West Virginia Senate Committee Advances Intermediate Court Proposal; Florida Chamber Rep Says It's The "Perfect Moment" For AOB Reform... Read More

  5. "Click, Then Sue": How a Robocall App Acted as a Lawyer Referral Service

    January 30, 2019 | News

    Legal Newsline reports in Forbes that a robocall complaint app was actually operating as an unapproved lawyer referral service in Florida.... Read More

  6. Florida Insurance Official Says Lawsuits Cost State's Residents an Extra $1.38 Billion

    January 24, 2019 | News

    The CEO of Florida's state-backed insurance company said the 55,247 residential insurance lawsuits filing jump between 2013 and 2018 has costs the state's policyholders an extra $1.38 billion in premiums, Insurance Business America reports. ... Read More

  7. Florida Governor Makes Second of Three State Supreme Court Picks

    January 15, 2019 | News

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis selected a Miami appeals court judge to serve on the state's Supreme Court yesterday, filling two of the three vacancies he inherited when his term began last week, the Miami Herald reports. ... Read More

  8. Florida House Chairwoman: "I Think We're There" on AOB Reform

    January 11, 2019 | News

    The chairwoman of the Florida House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee said she thinks "we're there" on assignment of benefits (AOB) legislation, Florida Politics reports.... Read More

  9. A New Day for the Florida Supreme Court

    January 09, 2019 | Blogs

    It won't be long before Major League Baseball's spring training is in the air, and teams flock to Florida to begin tuning up for the regular season...... Read More

  10. In the News Today - December 20, 2018

    December 20, 2018 | News

    Washington Examiner: ILR's Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2018 List "a Doozy"; "They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese – so they're suing McDonald's for $5 million"... Read More