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. In the News Today - August 5, 2015

    August 05, 2015 | News and Blog

    U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) is asking the U.S. Justice Department to hold hearings on the proposed Gulf oil spill settlement. He believes "the fines should have been much larger" and wants language forbidding BP from "writing off" any of the settlement for tax purposes. (Tampa Bay Times)... Read More

  2. In the News Today - June 2, 2015

    June 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo will give a speech today claiming that U.S. prosperity is threatened by "flawed and ad hoc implementation of regulatory reform" that "is increasing the systemic risk that the Dodd Frank Act promised to reduce." (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  3. In the News Today - April 22, 2015

    April 22, 2015 | News and Blog

    Class action plaintiffs' firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd has added new challenges to its lawsuit against Imperial Holdings over the life insurance settlement company's adoption of a "minimum-stake-to-sue" bylaw. That bylaw requires "shareholders to amass written consent from a minimum percentage of their fellow investors in order to sue the board." (Reuters)... Read More

  4. In the News Today - April 15, 2015

    April 15, 2015 | News and Blog

    Thousands of businesses across the Tampa Bay area have received more than $5 billion to date in from BP in the past five years, including those located "as far inland as Plant City, even though no oil washed up on their shores." Despite this, the area has more claims filed in the settlement than any other region or state. (wtsp.com)... Read More

  5. In The News Today - December 16, 2014

    December 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. ... Read More

  6. In The News Today - November 17, 2014

    November 17, 2014 | News and Blog

    In his nationally syndicated column, the Palm Beach Post's Frank Cerabino analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of a case in which the feds are using the Sarbanes-Oxley law to prosecute a Florida fisherman accused of throwing three undersized fish overboard to avoid a citation. ... Read More

  7. In The News Today - November 14, 2014

    November 14, 2014 | News and Blog

    A Florida federal jury ruled this week that Boston Scientific Corp. must pay $26.7 million to four women who were allegedly injured by a "defective pelvic mesh implant."... Read More

  8. Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of JP Morgan Foreclosure Cases

    June 17, 2014 | News and Blog

    A federal appeals court has dismissed 58 plaintiffs' lawyers cases against JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, in which the plaintiffs asserted that the bank had been acting "fraudulently and criminally when it foreclosed on their houses." ... Read More

  9. Florida AG Moves to Assert Control over State False Claims Act Claims

    June 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    In a positive step forward that would empower states to diminish frivolous False Claims Act cases, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is arguing that "it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. [which] it deemed frivolous, saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit."... Read More

  10. In The News Today - June 12, 2014

    June 12, 2014 | News and Blog

    The state of Florida argued Wednesday to a state appellate court that it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. The court deemed it frivolous, "saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit." ... Read More