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Appeals court decides not to consider rehearing on $8M asbestos settlement overturn

By Kerry Goff | Dec 29, 2016

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.

Florida falls to No. 4 on ATRA's annual Judicial Hellhole list

By Karen Kidd | Dec 15, 2016

This year's report focused less on Florida as a whole and more on the state's Supreme Court and south Florida.

Florida Mesothelioma Center instructs patients to use appropriate firms

By Kerry Goff | Nov 27, 2016

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.

Worker sues Electrolux, MetLife for alleged asbestos exposure

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 25, 2016

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.

Utah enacts law promoting tranparancy in asbestos claims; FJRI advocates for similar reform in Florida

By Vimbai Chikomo | Apr 8, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Utah recently joined the growing list of states enacting laws to rein in asbestos fraud. The question is: will such reform take place in Florida?

Florida ranks third on 2015-2016 Judicial Hellholes report, asbestos ruling criticized

By Vimbai Chikomo | Mar 30, 2016

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.

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