WASHINGTON–The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing today on the ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act, which aims to protect small businesses from the widespread abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
FJRI president: Over-inflated accuracy in damages in personal injury claims harming Florida tort system
TALLAHASSEE – In liability cases, many would assume that the amount billed for medical expenses and the actual amount paid are the same. However, one of the grave issues harming Florida’s legal system is over-inflated accuracy in damages in personal injury claims, sometimes referred to as “phantom damages.”
Survey shows Florida listed among worst lawsuit climates in the country, falls 3 spots below 2012 ranking
TALLAHASSEE – Sinking three slots below its 2012 ranking, Florida has once again found itself listed among the worst lawsuit climates in the country, landing at 44th out of 50, according to the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey conducted by the Harris Poll and released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
WINTER PARK, Fla.—A Winter Park attorney — an expert on trust and estates who is the wife of a well-known cardiologist — continues to be free after allegations emerged that she embezzled more than $1.5 million from clients and fellow lawyers, resulting in her losing her accountant’s license and being permanently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.