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 - February 24, 2016

    February 24, 2016 | News and Blog

    FL Court Rules State AG Has Authority to Dismiss False Claims Act Suit: A Florida appeals court has ruled that the state's attorney general "has the authority to unilaterally dismiss a whistleblower suit against Motorola Inc., a decision that plaintiffs attorneys fear could open the door to having their clients' suits tossed for political reasons." The ruling affirms a lower court ruling that dismissed a former Motorola employee's False Claims Act suit at the request of the state attorney general's office. (Law360)... Read More

  2. In the News Today - January 20, 2016

    January 20, 2016 | News and Blog

    Canadian Affiliate of Union of Food and Commercial Workers Aligns with Anti-Chevron ‘Propaganda Campaign': "Members of the UFCW, especially in the U.S., should call on leadership to question why they would align themselves with a fraudulent case bolstered by an unsavory, human rights-abusing government. It goes against the very principles they claim to advance," writes columnist Erik Telford. (RealClearMarkets)... Read More

  3. In the News Today - January 15, 2016

    January 15, 2016 | News and Blog

    Goldman Sachs to Pay Largest-Ever Regulatory Settlement: Goldman Sachs has agreed to the "largest regulatory penalty in history." The $5 billion settlement is over allegations regarding the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  4. Lawsuit on Behalf of Monkey Tops Poll of Year's Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

    December 21, 2015 | Press Release

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  5. In the News Today - November 3, 2015

    November 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    Calling the New York Times' recent anti-arbitration series "blatantly one-sided", ILR's Bryan Quigley said U.S. Sen. Al Franken's bill to curb arbitration "will help personal injury lawyers make money on class-action suits, but those suits will not benefit consumers because most consumers have such small claims." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)... Read More

  6. In the News Today - November 2, 2015

    November 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    "Television viewers in two Florida cities face more television ads by lawyers than any other TV market in the nation. A new report released last week (by ILR) says Tampa and Orlando have the most television spots for lawyers." (Associated Press)... Read More

  7. In the News Today - October 30, 2015

    October 30, 2015 | News and Blog

    Transocean Ltd., the offshore drilling rig involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, has reached a settlement that has led to the dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas agains the company. Alabama reportedly will receive $20 million from the settlement; Louisiana will get $4 million; Texas, $2 million; Florida, $5 million. Mississippi's amount has not yet been released. (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  8. In the News Today - October 29, 2015

    October 29, 2015 | News and Blog

    South Carolina Lawyers Weekly this week highlights criticism "of the secretive selection process that the South Carolina Attorney General's Office uses to hire private lawyers for cases that can generate millions in fees". ILR President Lisa A. Rickard is quoted, saying such arrangements raise "concerns about pay-to-play, conflicts of interest, the use of a public entity for personal gain and fairness in prosecutions." (South Carolina Lawyers Weekly)... Read More

  9. NEW REPORT: Lawyer Spending on TV Ads Growing Six Times Faster than All Others

    October 28, 2015 | News and Blog

    At yesterday's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit, ILR released a new study which found that lawyer spending on television advertising is growing faster than all others, and online legal key word advertising is among the most expensive in America.... Read More

  10. New ILR Report on Trial Lawyer Marketing Strategies Picks Up National Media Coverage

    October 27, 2015 | News and Blog

    A new report being released by ILR at today's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit - Trial Lawyer Marketing: Broadcast, Search and Social Strategies - is garnering media coverage around the country today.... Read More