A severe shortage of contractors is partly to blame for the failure to close thousands of claims a year after the Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Florida Panhandle, according to a representative of insurance agents.
TALLAHASSEE -- School boards across Florida are asking the Supreme Court to review an appeals panel's ruling that local districts helping to fund charter schools in their areas does not violate the state constitution.
TALLAHASSEE -- Legal reform advocates, including the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will be pushing strongly to limit the amount of damages a personal injury victim can receive, the so-called "Truth in Damages," where a plaintiff can have their medical expenses calculated on billed prices.
TALLAHASSEE -- Legal reform advocates will be pushing strongly for legislation on another issue that they hope will limit the amount of damages a personal injury victim can receive, but they can expect resistance from the trial bar.
TALLAHASSEE -- Legal reform advocates will be pushing strongly for legislation that limits the amount of damages a personal injury victim can receive, the so-called "Truth in Damages," where a plaintiff can have their medical expenses calculated on the billed prices.
Organizations and attorneys involved in legal action against companies over the impact of climate change are being supported and funded by a network of non-profit foundations, according to a new report.
Florida cities and counties are likely to wait on the sidelines to see how litigation against fossil fuel companies over climate change is decided in courts across the country, according to former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.
TALLAHASSEE -- The chairman of a judicial nominating committee has resigned because he believes Gov. Ron DeSantis and officials in his office have "invaded the autonomy" of the process of selecting judges in Florida
The City of Miami can continue its legal action against two major banks accused of engaging in predatory lending practices that ultimately led to an increase in the municipality's tax base, an appeals court has ruled.
County executives in the Florida Keys are estimating the total value of vacant lots in the area at more than $300 million as they prepare for a flurry of lawsuits expected to be filed ahead of, and after, 2023 when building permits will no longer be issued.
A move by Florida state lawmakers to leave local governments on the hook for half of the liability from all lawsuits that could follow the end of new building permits for the Florida Keys "seems like yet another example" of a consistent pattern of the state attempting to shift lawsuit costs to local governments, a consumer advocate says.