Advocating for Changes to Legal Liability in Tallahassee, FL
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The current abusive litigation environment found in Florida can be quite damaging to businesses throughout the state. Thankfully, at Florida Justice Reform Institute, we are here to provide resources to companies that are targets of predatory lawsuits. We regularly advocate for tort reform and changes to legal liability in Tallahassee, FL, while also supporting businesses that struggle with litigation.
Additionally, we provide access to numerous legal experts that will testify on your behalf to counter trial sensationalism. We believe that through effective lobbying and coordinated efforts that we can help bring positive change to Florida’s business community. Contact us today to learn more about our lobby group services or to discuss any litigation that has been brought against your company.
Personal Injury Protection Reforms
Personal injury protection was intended to provide prompt compensation for injuries in accidents, regardless of who was at fault. This protection was supposed to streamline the medical care and billing process for injured parties. Unfortunately, excessive attorney’s fees became the norm and cost their clients and insurance companies significant amounts of money. Since its inception in 1972, personal injury protection reforms have come up several times in legislation to address this issue.
Florida Justice Reform Institute is on the frontline of tackling no-fault insurance to protect the best interests of those affected by the law. Preventing attorneys from taking advantage of loopholes in the system could lower premium costs and result in better outcomes for individuals. In 2012, we successfully piloted a reform to personal injury protection laws by removing the use of attorney fee multipliers. This revocation prevented excessive billing practices and has saved Florida residents and insurance companies millions of dollars over the last several years.
The fight is not over yet. Personal injury protection in Florida is still on the table for reform. Through our efforts, we continue to advocate for changes to ensure that individuals are paying reasonable rates for their insurance while still protecting their personal liability in case of an accident.
Understanding Tort Law
At Florida Justice Reform Institute, we have a deep understanding of tort law, and we use this knowledge to drive changes in current legislation. We aim to help protect small businesses from the devastating impacts that unlawful and unsubstantiated legal liability lawsuits can have on their success. The rampant misuse of litigation in our state damages the economy, and without significant improvements to tort law, the problems will only get worse over time.
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"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser---in fees, expenses, and waste of time."
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, "Notes for a Law Lecture" (July 1, 1850), p. 81
SENATE COVID-19 LIABILITY SHIELD BILL MOVES AGAIN - Florida Bar News - March 5, 2021
The case for — and against — making it harder to sue health care facilities over COVID-19 - Yahoo News - March 4, 2021
The case for — and against — making it harder to sue health care facilities over COVID-19 - Tampa Bay Times - March 4, 2021
House, Senate show differences on COVID-19 liability bills - The Capitolist - March 4, 2021
Path to Covid-liability protection in Florida has gotten bumpy - Jacksonville News-Journal - March 3, 2021
Florida Legislature: House, Senate differ on bills to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits - Daytona Beach News-Journal - March 3, 2021
House, Senate Show Differences On COVID-19 Liability Bills - Florida Health News - March 3, 2021
House, Senate Show Differences On COVID-19 Liability Bills - 4CBS Miami - March 2, 2021
Florida's Rush To Pass COVID-19 Liability Shield May Backfire - Law360 - March 2, 2021
House panel gives health care liability protections its first OK - FlaPol - February 18, 2021
Florida lawmakers pacing other states in COVID-19 liability bills – and their session hasn’t even started yet - The Center Square Florida - February 18, 2021
Trucking Takes On Lawsuit Abuse in Florida - Transport Topics - February 17, 2021
Fast tracking to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits? FL Legislature hasn’t convened yet and vote in full House is near - Florida Phoenix - February 16, 2021
Republican lawmaker’s bill would protect Florida abortion clinics from COVID liability - The Miami Herald - February 16, 2021
Abortion clinics are health care providers, Florida liability bill says - Tampa Bay Times - February 16, 2021
FL Legislature 2021: FL’s business lobby and state’s trial lawyers clash: GOP wants to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits and possibly more - Florida Phoenix - February 15, 2021
Consumer Protection Coalition, National Insurance Crime Bureau Take on AOB Auto Glass Abuse - glassBYTEs.com - February 12, 2021
House, Senate Diverge on COVID-19 Lawsuit Protection Bills - Law.com - February 9, 2021
House, Senate Diverge On Bills For Health Care Provider COVID Lawsuits - Health News Florida - February 9, 2021
House, Senate diverge on health lawsuit bills - FlaPol - February 9, 2021
House, Senate Diverge of Health Lawsuit Bills - Florida Orthopaedic Society - February 9, 2021
House, Senate diverge on health lawsuit bills - MyPanhandle.com - February 8, 2021
House, Senate diverge on health lawsuit bills - Duval County Medicial Society - February 8, 2021
House panel backs Covid-19 business legal shield - Orlando Business Journal - February 4, 2020
House Panel Backs COVID-19 Legal Shield For Florida Businesses - WNDB - February 4, 2021
Brandes bill shielding business from coronavirus suits gets backing in Senate - Tampa Bay Times - January 26, 2021
Business COVID Protections Backed In Florida Senate - CBSMiami - January 26, 2021
Florida Senate backs Covid-19 protection for businesses - Jacksonville Business Journal - January 26, 2021
Business COVID-19 Protections Backed In Senate - WNDB - January 26, 2021
Business COVID-19 protections backed in Senate - MyPandhandle.com - January 25, 2021
COVID-19 protections for businesses backed in Florida Senate - Fox35 Orlando - January 25, 2021
Florida lawmakers respond to COVID-19 with ... tort reform - Tampa Bay Times - January 14, 2021
Legislators fast-track plan to limit business liability in COVID lawsuits - Miami Herald - January 14, 2021
COVID-19 civil liability protection bill clears first hurdle - FlaPol - January 13, 2021
FL lawmakers push to limit liability for COVID infections traceable to businesses, schools, churches - The Florida Phoeneix - January 13, 2021