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
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
Florida Supreme Court delivers the ‘Holy Grail of lawsuit reform’ in Thursday ruling - The Miami Herald - December 31, 2020
Ron DeSantis Leads Florida Off the ‘Judicial Hellholes’ List - Florida Daily - December 8, 2020
Florida no longer a ‘judicial hellhole’ but tort reform still an urgency, group says - The Center Square - December 8, 2020
Florida remains on watchdog group’s ‘watch list’ for litigation abuse - FlaPol - December 8, 2020
ATRA credits Ron DeSantis for improving Florida’s legal environment in latest report - The Capitolist - December 8, 2020
Business groups demand that Florida craft virus lawsuit protections - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - November 27, 2020
Incoming Florida House speaker rolls out some rule changes for upcoming session - Daytona Beach News-Journal - November 12, 2020
Insights from Florida Chamber Insurance Summit: Liability protections needed as Session nears - FlaPol - November 6, 2020
Insights from Florida Chamber Insurance Summit: Auto glass AOBs replacing property AOB market - FlaPol - November 5, 2020
New FJRI Report Details Continued Exploitation of Auto Glass Lawsuits - November 5, 2020
FL Democrats confront a hard truth: ‘We need a whole new direction’ - Florida Phoenix - November 4, 2020
‘A stone-cold up-and-down referendum on Donald Trump’: Will FL voters kick him out and pick Biden? - Florida Phoenix - November 2, 2020
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Leaders Applaud CFO Patronis’ Guiding Principles for Liability Protections - EIN Presswire - September 30, 2020
Florida business group offers plan after DeSantis calls for employer liability protections - CenterSquare - September 25, 2020
Group offers proposal for liability protections - FlaPol - September 24, 2020
Group offers proposal for COVID-19 liability protections in Florida - News4Jax - September 23, 2020
DeSantis backs limiting COVID-19-related lawsuits amid pandemic - News4Jax - September 23, 2020
Governor Backs Liability Protections Amid Pandemic - Health News Florida - September 23, 2020
DeSantis backs liability protections amid pandemic - Tampa Bay Business Journal - September 23, 2020
Governor Backs Liability Protections Amid Pandemic - wusf - September 23, 2020
With Renatha Francis Out, Ron DeSantis Names Jamie Grosshans to Florida Supreme Court - Florida Daily - September 15, 2020
COVID primary: Some crowded races, dark money, and a push for women candidates - Florida Phoenix - August 17, 2020
FJRI President William Large getting interviewed by Florida Internet & Television President Brad Swanson
on COVID 19 liability reforms. - July 23, 2020