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.  

Florida at a Glance

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$2,833 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.73% - 1.98% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018 | News and Blog

AOB Lawsuits Top Insurance Litigation in 2017; NYU Professor: ‘I Certainly Believe' Calif. Cities Will Lose Their Lawsuits Read More »

States' Legal Reform Efforts in 2018 - Off and Running

February 12, 2018 | News and Blog

In the early weeks of 2018, certain states are already pushing forward and making meaningful strides on legal reform. Read More »

Report: Florida Insurance Bill Will Increase Rates As Much as $340 Per Year

February 06, 2018 | News and Blog

A report from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America found that the Florida legislature's auto insurance mandate repeal bill could cost consumers as much as $340 per year. Read More »

In the News Today - February 2, 2018

February 02, 2018 | News and Blog

New report: PIP Repeal Could Cost Florida Motorists; SEC Asked to Investigate Potential Fraud in California Bond Offerings Over Climate Change Risk Read More »

In the News Today - January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 | News and Blog

Judge Expected to Rule Whether Coffee is Subject to California Warning Labels; Lawsuit Asks If Companies Funding Litigation Are Breaking Florida Law Read More »

In the News Today - January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 | News and Blog

If You Don't Want To Tip 15%, An NYC Lawyer Will Help You Sue Applebee's; Florida AOB bill passes Senate insurance panel despite business opposition Read More »

"Protecting Legal Fraud in Florida"

January 22, 2018 | News and Blog

A Wall Street Journal editorial said a group of Florida Republicans are failing to stop a "man-made litigation flood" by trying to "block insurance reform." Read More »

In the News Today - January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 | News and Blog

Fla. Voters Want to Reform AOB System, Fla. Chamber Poll Finds; Report: Employment-Related Class Action Settlements Skyrocketed in 2017 Read More »

In the News Today - January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 | News and Blog

Workplace Class Actions Soared in 2017; Windshield Replacement Anti-Fraud Proposal Clears First Senate Hurdle Read More »

Fla. Official: Assignment of Benefits Abuse a "Category Five Hurricane"

January 16, 2018 | News and Blog

The Florida Chief Financial Officer said unchecked assignment of benefits abuse "is literally a category five hurricane that would financially cripple the state," reports WTSP Tampa Bay. Read More »

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