The state director of the Florida National Federation of Independent Business cautioned Floridians about what he fears could be the influx of unnecessary litigation, namely a bill which could benefit trial lawyers, according to the September 2019 Scorecard.
In a recent survey by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Florida’s lawsuit climate was ranked at 46th worst, but despite the dismal assessment, the National Federation of Independent Business is optimistic about the state and its future.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has filed a recommendation to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, requesting a statewide decrease for workers’ compensation premiums, a move the National Federation of Independent Business believes is both a warning sign and an indicator of progress.
The Florida Supreme Court recently rejected a bid by the code and rules of evidence committee of the Florida Bar to have the court reconsider its decision on the Daubert standard for expert evidence in court earlier this year.
TALLAHASSEE -- The state of Florida is no stranger to litigation schemes and perhaps one of the most impactful to the state's legal scene is litigation financing, in which third parties finance civil litigation, such as a class action lawsuit, in return for a percentage of the jury award.
According to a recent national study, Florida’s auto insurance rates are the third highest in the nation. Although there are a number of elements at play in the high rates, one of the most impactful is that of litigation.
The Florida House and Senate voted earlier this month to approve House Bill 337 that increases county lawsuit thresholds, changing the $15,000 limit on civil suit damages that has been in place since 1992.
Professional tennis star Naomi Osaka and her family are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the athlete’s former coach, alleging that an agreement made when the athlete was a minor is null and void due to her age.