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Lawmaker eyes 'phantom' damages reform next session in state where hospital healthcare is 'extremely' high
TALLAHASSEE -- Legislation in the upcoming Florida legislative session could provide a legal clampdown to phantom damages.
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.
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.
TALLAHASSEE -- A bill to ban anti-Semitic criticism of the Israeli state was recently introduced by a Palm Beach County representative.
Widely different appeals court decisions over the fiercely debated assignment of benefits issue could lead to the Supreme Court stepping in to review.
The city of West Palm Beach successfully appealed a ruling granting an environmental resource permit for a road extension near the Grassy Waters Preserve.
Appeals court affirms right of health administration agency to set rules when issuing facility certificates
An appellate court stepped into a legal tussle between hospital groups over which nabs the lucrative right to build a facility in Orange County.
Florida's legislation expanding immunity for certain doctors and institutions from medical malpractice lawsuits does not violate the state constitution, an appellate court ruled on Aug. 1.
Florida Education Association files suit against state legislature over allegedly 'unfair' union law
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Legislature over allegations that new legislation in regards to teachers unions is not fair.