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. "Politicians and the assignment of benefits insurance scam"

    January 09, 2018 | News

    An op-ed in the Sun Sentinel called on the Florida legislature to fix the "assignment of benefits insurance scam."... Read More

  2. In the News Today - January 8, 2018

    January 08, 2018 | News

    Lawmakers to take another stab at ending claims abuses blamed for rate hikes; TransUnion, Chamber Back Spokeo's High Court Standing Bid... Read More

  3. In the News Today - December 18, 2017

    December 18, 2017 | News

    Florida Chamber issues alert on assignment of benefits abuse, rising premiums; NY Should Reform Tort Law, Group Says... Read More

  4. In the News Today - December 15, 2017

    December 15, 2017 | News

    Fla. High Court Won't Rule On Gov.'s Plan To Name 3 Justices; Call it the "Mystery of the Missing Memo"... Read More

  5. Florida Court Rejects Restrictions on Assignment of Benefits

    December 06, 2017 | News

    Saying the issue is "best addressed by the Legislature," Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal rejected an effort that would have required assignment of benefits (AOB) to have written consent from an insurance policyholder and their mortgage lender, reports Daily Business Review.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - December 1, 2017

    December 01, 2017 | News

    Brazil High Court Rejects Attempt to Enforce Fraudulent Chevron Judgment; Federal judge wipes out nearly all cases in Eliquis MDL; Florida Supreme Court denies recusal of Justice Pariente, no explanation offered... Read More

  7. Fla. Gov. Moves to Disqualify State Supreme Court Justice Amid Hot Mic Controversy

    November 21, 2017 | News

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott moved to disqualify State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente in a case that will decide who has the power to appoint the next three justices, reports the Florida Record.... Read More

  8. ILR Op-ed: "Florida homeowners need break from assignment-of-benefits lawsuits"

    November 03, 2017 | Blogs

    Abusive assignment of benefits (AOB) claims are an "entirely preventable, human-driven phenomenon" that are driving up insurance cost after Hurricane Irma in Florida, wrote ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim in an op-ed in the Sun Sentinel. ... Read More

  9. In the News Today - June 8, 2017

    June 08, 2017 | News and Blog

    In a recent opinion piece, Lord Faulks urges the government of the United Kingdom to "consider a growing and almost unregulated phenomenon that is in danger or undermining the integrity" of the legal system. ... Read More

  10. WSJ Editorial Board Asks If Florida Legislature Exists "To Enrich Plaintiffs' Attorneys"

    May 03, 2017 | News and Blog

    In an editorial piece, the Wall Street Journal writes on the "renewed political effort to stop a trial-bar scheme" associated with assignment of benefits (AOB), "that scores insurance paydays [for plaintiffs' lawyers] at the expense of Sunshine State homeowners."... Read More