Florida’s businesses pay the price for Florida’s abusive litigation environment, but there’s a way to make a difference that delivers real results to the bottom line.
The Florida Justice Reform Institute (FJRI) is single-mindedly dedicated to making it harder for trial lawyers to target businesses for lawsuits and the big money it brings them. To do that, we put our resources to work on the front lines, at the point of contact, where it can do the most good, with:
• strong lobbying and visible public relations campaigns;
• credible testimony from legal experts who can counter trial bar sensationalism;
• well-written research that lawmakers find clear, compelling, and useful; and,
• legal support for the law, new and old, via amicus briefs and other direct action.
Using all these tools and more, FJRI brings the fight to the trial lawyers on critical issues such as fair settlement, assignment of benefits, phantom damages, legal and medical fee schedules, workers’ compensation costs, and the operation of state courts.
The work is more critical than ever. Florida’s business community must continue to support a coordinated, long-term offensive to improving Florida’s civil justice system, and FJRI is the way to do it.
Join us, now, and help us get the job done.
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Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws - The Florida Record - November 20, 2016
Florida, North Carolina attorneys address hurricane litigation with webinar - The Florida Record - November 18, 2016
Recent state court rulings place workers' comp attorney fee schedules in question - The Florida Record - November 12, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Review Constitutionality of Comp System - Work Comp Central - November 1, 2016
Hermine enlisted in business campaign against insurance rackets - Florida Politics - September 9, 2016
Sharp spike in work comp cases following state Supreme Court judgment - The Florida Record - August 22, 2016
NCCI Rate Hike Could Be Far Worse, Actuaries Say - Work Comp Central - August 17, 2016
Workers comp rates to increase, but by how much? - www.wctv.tv - August 17, 2016
Workers' comp rates to increase, but by how much? Potential 20 percent increase for Florida businesses -www.news4jax.com - August 16, 2016
Fla. Justices Could Chill Doc Malpractice Suits, Attys Fear - Law 360 - June 7, 2016
Why is Miami a hub for deceptive labeling class actions? Lawyer-driven litigation, ‘venue shopping’ contribute to rise in suits - The Florida Record - May 14, 2016
Don't drop Florida standard for experts: Where we stand - Orlando Sentinel - May 11, 2016
Increasing number of false advertising cases against food and drink hard to swallow, critic says - The Florida Record - May 9, 2016
Property carriers seek relief from ‘assignment of benefits’ abuse; Claims have jumped 46 percent since 2010 - The Florida Record - May 9, 2016
Florida Supreme Court strikes down workers comp fee law - Bradenton Herald - April 28, 2016
Court calls $1.53 an hour lawyer fee unconstitutional, 'absurd' - Orlando Sentinel - April 28, 2016
$1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says - Townhall.com - April 28, 2016
Justices Strike Down Workers Comp Fee Law - News Service of Florida - April 28, 2016
Florida Supreme Court sets oral arguments over expert testimony standard - Florida Record - April 13, 2016
Supreme Court Says 1936 Road Deal Requires State to Pay - Daily Business Review - April 11, 2016
Workers comp fight in state Supreme Court could have high stakes - Palm Beach Post - April 5, 2016
Workers Comp Fight Could Have High Stakes - News Service of Florida - April 4, 2016
Florida Justice Reform Institute isn't giving up fight for change despite end of legislative session - Florida Business Daily - March 18, 2016
Fla. court affirms AG's power to dismiss whistleblower lawsuits - Legal Newsline - February 29, 2016
Florida Fights Back Against Assignment of Benefits Abuse - Insurance Journal - February 8, 2016
Senator Wants Drones Classified As A Dangerous Instrumentality - wfsu.org - January 19, 2016
Business Groups Oppose Fla. Workers' Comp Law Challenge - Law360 - January 11, 2016
Florida Cases to Watch in 2016 - Law360 - December 24, 2015
BONDI DEFENDS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LIMITS - Sunshine State News - December 15, 2015