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.  

Florida at a Glance


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  1. 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

  2. In the News Today - May 15, 2014

    May 15, 2014 | News and Blog

    Kashi has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming its products contained unnaturally processed and synthetic ingredients. ... Read More

  3. Litigiousness Hits Floridians in the Pocket

    March 26, 2014 | News and Blog

    Florida families pay about $3,400 each year for something most people don't even know about - lawsuits.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - March 25, 2014

    March 25, 2014 | News and Blog

    Families in Florida are spending more on goods and services due to the costs of litigation.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - March 14, 2014

    March 14, 2014 | News and Blog

    On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court struck down the state's $1 million cap on medical malpractice awards, ruling it violated Florida's equal protection law.... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber: FL Supreme Court Medical Malpractice Ruling Will Make State's Lawsuit Climate Even Worse

    March 13, 2014 | Press Release

    Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) issued the following statement today on the Florida State Supreme Court's decision in the case of Estate of Michelle Evette McCall v. United States of America concerning the constitutionality of Florida's medical malpractice law.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - November 15, 2013

    November 15, 2013 | News and Blog

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to weigh whether to grant certiorari in a suit challenging the "fraud on the market" theory, one of the bedrocks of securities class action litigation. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - October 25, 2013

    October 25, 2013 | News and Blog

    An Oklahoma jury ordered Toyota to pay $3 million in compensatory damages for electronic defects that caused a vehicle to accelerate out of control into a wall, the first time a jury has determined that faulty electronics caused a crash.... Read More

  9. In the News

    September 20, 2013 | News and Blog

    As part of its $920 million settlement with US and UK regulators, JP Morgan has agreed to an admission of wrongdoing in the "London Whale" case. ... Read More

  10. U.S. Chamber Applauds Florida Legislature’s Approval of Modernizing State’s Expert Trial Testimony Standards

    April 26, 2013 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, made the following statement about the Florida legislature approving the modernization of the state's expert trial testimony standards on Friday.... Read More