Florida is ranked #44 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Miami or Dade County, Florida, is among the cities and counties survey respondents found to have the least fair and reasonable litigation environment.

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In the News Today - February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 | News and Blog

The American Law Institute is "cooking up new common law rules covering consumer contracts that would give courts an unprecedented range of reasons to invalidate or rewrite contract terms." Read More »

The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation

Author: Cary Silverman and James Muehlberger, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. | February 24, 2017 | Research

This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation. Read More »

In the News Today - February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 | News and Blog

Opposition by the U.S. Chamber and the Florida Justice Reform Institute was noted in a story about the Florida House Judiciary Committee's vote to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would "limit Florida appellate judges to two consecutive terms in office." Read More »

In the News Today - February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 | News and Blog

The Florida Supreme Court's penchant for overturning the legislature's legal reforms was cited as a big reason for Florida's paltry 44th lawsuit climate in 2015. Well, the court has done it again - opting (in a 4-2 ruling) to overturn the Florida legislature's 2013 law that adopted the strict "Daubert" expert evidence standards in the state's courts. Read More »

FL Supreme Court Opts to Overturn Legislature, Weaken Expert Evidence Standards

February 17, 2017 | News and Blog

When Florida's paltry 44th lawsuit climate ranking was announced in 2015, Florida Chamber President Mark Wilson said the state's Supreme Court's penchant for overturning the legislature's legal reforms were a big reason why. Read More »

In the News Today - February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 | News and Blog

The current asbestos system is plagued by rampant fraud and abuse by plaintiffs' lawyers; this abuse harms both alleged victims and the economy. Thankfully, Congress is taking action to address this by advancing the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, which passed out of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. The bill, among other provisions, aims to shine a light on these trusts so that compensation goes to legitimate victims. Read More »

In the News Today - February 2, 2017

February 02, 2017 | News and Blog

ADA lawsuits can be "quite costly" for companies. Take for example an Art Supplies store in Florida that was sued for a toilet paper dispenser at the incorrect height, or a Colorado restaurant with urinals at the wrong height. Read More »

In the News Today - December 1, 2016

December 01, 2016 | News and Blog

As the fog of the recent election clears and the newly elected officials focus on the business of governing, the future of legal reform has begun to come into clearer focus. Specifically in states like Missouri, West Virginia, and Illinois where the elections resulted in legal reform proponents winning key government seats, there are strong signs that lawsuit reform could be on the march across the country. Read More »

In the News Today -- September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 | News and Blog

SCOTUS: Can Plaintiff Lawyers Include Cities Among 'Victims' of Home Foreclosures? Among the business cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the session beginning next Monday is a "test of whether plaintiff lawyers can include entire cities among the supposed victims of home foreclosures." Read More »

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