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TALLAHASSEE -- Florida residents pay the fourth highest auto rates in the nation — an average of $2,059 a year, a 2019 report has found. Watchdog group the Florida Justice Reform Institute (FJRI) says PIP, Florida’s personal injury protection mandate, bears much of the blame for the state's high rates.
TALLAHASSEE — Consumers statewide should finally see an end to rising insurance premiums because of a new law that took effect July 1.
TALLAHASSEE -- Since taking office in January, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been moving to make a number of much-needed reforms, one of which is to control abuse of the assignment of benefits (AOB).
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 337 into law May 24, which will raise the limit for damages in civil suits that are currently filed at the county level.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — The Florida Supreme Court's amendments to state evidence rules issued earlier today puts right a previous court decision to not follow legislative mandated changes, the head of a Tallahassee-based tort reform advocacy group said.
Florida Justice Reform Institute says higher limit on damages in county courts may add to courts' burden
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.
2019 shaping up to be difficult year for Florida workers' comp reform; 'Real opposition comes from trial lawyers'
The state of Florida faces a number of challenges in reforming its workers' compensation system. But right now, one of the biggest hurdles is simply the stark differences between two proposed pieces of legislation pending in the Florida legislature's two chambers, and particularly the bills' handling of measures to tamp down the amounts able to be claimed by lawyers.
While abuse of the state's “assignment of benefits” or AOB legal provisions is increasing at an alarming rate, 2019 might be the year when Florida legislators make headway toward reform, Orlando-based realtor's advocacy group spokesman said during a recent interview.
Tort reform group prefers Supreme Court-endorsed county court jurisdictional increase plan over House proposal
A Tallahassee-based tort reform advocacy group prefers a Florida Supreme Court-endorsed proposal to increase county court civil litigation thresholds over a state House bill that would raise them to $50,000 over two years. But the Florida Justice Reform Institute isn't so sure a threshold increase is needed.
Assignment of benefits lawsuits continues to rise for eighth straight year, report says; Chamber backs reforms
TALLAHASSEE -- For the eighth straight year, assignment of benefits lawsuits accounted for more than half of all litigation against insurers in the state of Florida, as reported on a study by the Florida Justice Reform Institute.