TALLAHASSEE – The First District Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling of the Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) in a suit over a man's 2015 death from meningitis, ruling that the claimants failed to satisfy a burden of proof.
MIAMI — The Florida Third District Court of Appeal, ruling on a woman's appeal after her memory allegedly interfered with her testimony in court, has vacated the order and remanded the case to the trial court for additional proceedings. .
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.