Florida

Florida is ranked #46 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling two spots from its already low 2015 ranking. Florida scores poorly in all of the key element categories, but particularly with regard to the competence and impartiality of trial judges—where it ranked 48th.  

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  1. New Report Shows Assignment of Benefits Lawsuits Cost Floridians $2.5 Billion Over 12 Years

    December 12, 2018 | News

    The Insurance Information Institute released a report yesterday that found that Florida's assignment of benefits (AOB) practice has cost the state's drivers and homeowners an extra $2.5 billion in inflated claims costs and unnecessary litigation over the past twelve years Insurance Journal reports.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - December 11, 2018

    December 11, 2018 | News

    "Root Out This Rot: Special Interests in Attorneys General Offices;" Assignment of Benefits to Blame for Florida Insurance Rate Hikes... Read More

  3. In the News Today - October 30, 2018

    October 30, 2018 | News

    Florida's Insurance Rates Continue to Grow as AOB Challenges Fester; "The Challenging Securities Litigation Landscape in Australia"... Read More

  4. In the News Today - October 26, 2018

    October 26, 2018 | News

    "Assignment of Benefits Reform Sorely Needed"... Read More

  5. Assignment of Benefits Back in Florida Spotlight After Hurricane

    October 18, 2018 | News

    The debate over assignment of benefits practices in Florida has picked up new steam in the wake of Hurricane Michael, The News Service of Florida reports.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - October 16, 2018

    October 16, 2018 | News

    "Differing district court opinions over assignment of benefits could lead to Supreme Court hearing... Read More

  7. Single Florida Law Firm Exploits AOB Practices, Files 8,400 Lawsuits in One Year

    September 24, 2018 | News

    A single Florida law firm filed 8,400 lawsuits in one county's small claims court last year as part of an insurance-related "cottage industry", the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - September 13, 2018

    September 13, 2018 | News

    State-Backed Insurer to Hold Hearings on AOB Abuse; New York Federal Judge Tosses Lawsuit Lending Case... Read More

  9. NYT: Federal Investigation Into Lawsuit Lender/Doctor Scheme is Intensifying

    September 12, 2018 | News

    Federal prosecutors have ramped up their investigation into a scheme organized by lawsuit lenders, lawyers, and doctors that may have "lured women into having pelvic mesh implants removed," The New York Times reports. ... Read More

  10. Recent Florida Ruling May Impact Assignment of Benefits Arrangements

    September 10, 2018 | News

    Florida's Fourth District Court Of Appeal ruled last week that assignment of benefits (AOB) arrangements may only be valid if they are signed by all parties to an insurance policy, which would include mortgagees, Law360 reports.... Read More