Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Monsanto faces a batch of lawsuits alleging its Roundup fertilizer product can lead to developing a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and two experts weighed in on the developments for The Florida Record.
WEST PALM BEACH – On Nov. 9, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal refused to reconsider its Sept. 14 decision to overturn a 2013 $8 million award to Richard DeLisle, who sued multiple companies, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., for his mesothelioma diagnosis.
TAMPA -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center recently announced there is a statewide initiative available to a person diagnosed with mesothelioma anywhere in Florida. The center is trying to help those with this illness find reputable attorneys that can help them gain compensation.
An individual is suing Air and Liquid Systems Inc., Electrolux Home Products Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and several other companies, former employers, citing alleged negligence and strict liability in tort.
TALLAHASSEE – Florida landed the No. 3 spot on the 2015-2016 Judicial Hellholes report by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF). According to the report, the Florida Supreme Court habitually issues liability-expanding rulings “out of sync” with courts in other states.