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Florida Justice Reform Institute says higher limit on damages in county courts may add to courts' burden

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

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'

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 23, 2019

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.

Florida Realtors back AOB reform legislation as House bill appears headed for floor debate

By Karen Kidd | Apr 8, 2019

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.

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