Advocating for Effective Tort Reform in Tallahassee, FL
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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) in Tallahassee, Florida, 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's tort reform is the way to do it.
Join our lobbying organization, now, and help us get the job done.
Understanding Tort Reform
If you’re wondering, “What is tort law?” we can help. At Florida Justice Reform Institute, we have a deep understanding of tort reform in Tallahassee, FL. We use this understanding to help drive legislation that protects small businesses from devastating liability lawsuits that have no basis in fact. The misuse of civil litigation in Florida is damaging to our economy, and without profound changes to the current tort laws, the problems will only persist over-time. This is why, at our lobbying organization, we continuously push for legislative bills that improve the legal landscape, making Florida a more inviting location for businesses of all sizes to grow.
Contact us to learn more about changing tort law and to support our organization. We proudly serve Tallahassee, FL and the surrounding area.
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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
A loophole in Florida’s Wrongful Death Act - Herald-Tribune - October 13, 2019
Florida ranks 46th in liability systems in Lawsuit Climate Survey - The Florida Record - October 3, 2019
Trial Bar's Tort Battle Could Have Huge Implications in 2020 - The Florida Report - September 30, 2019
Florida Bill Revives Windshield Issue Left Out of AOB Reform - Best's Insurance News & Analysis - September 18, 2019
Advocates hope insurance reform soon extends to auto glass fraud - The Florida Record - September 9, 2019
Legal reformers to push for 'truth in damages' legislation to ensure claimed medical expenses are legit - The Florida Record - August 28, 2019
Prominent Attorneys Move to Shutts & Bowen, Latest Sign of Major Shift in Florida's Legal Landscape - Sunshine State News - August 23, 2019
3 States Where Tort Reform Battles Are Heating Up - Law360 - August 15, 2019
Report details funding of climate change litigation through well-heeled foundations, non-profits - The Florida Record - August 9, 2019
Florida Supreme Court cites new law in declining to hear assignment of benefits case - The Florida Record - August 6, 2019
Citizens Property Insurance: AOB reform good for consumers, 'jury still out' on litigation portion - The Florida Record - July 20, 2019
AOB law in effect should lower insurance premiums in Sunshine State, reformer predicts - The Florida Record - July 12, 2019
The changing judiciary: Gov. DeSantis appoints the people who’ll help him shape Florida’s courts - The Florida Phoneix - July 2, 2019
Report: PBC car insurance rates highest in West Palm - Daily Commerical - June 22, 2019
Legal group says raising limit on civil suit damages 'goes beyond recommendation' from state court - The Florida Record - June 20, 2019
Legal group calls governor's leadership on benefits reform 'incredible' - The Florida Record - June 20, 2019
How Daubert Standard Could Impact Florida Industry, Judicial Climate - Insurance Journal - June 5, 2019
Four things that could affect Florida business this summer. One involves flood insurance. - Tampa Bay Times - May 30, 2019
Florida enacts changes for attorney fees in assignment of benefits suits - CQ Roll Call - May 25, 2019
What’s up with Florida’s new Supreme Court? This case helps explain. - Tampa Bay Times - May 24, 2019
Florida Supreme Court today 'righted' wrong Daubert decision issued last fall, FJRI president says - The Florida Record - May 23, 2019
Florida Supreme Court reverses course on expert witnesses - News4Jax - May 23, 2019
Florida Passes ‘Catch All’ Insurance Bill Impacting Surplus Lines, Catastrophe Fund - The Insurance Journal - May 13, 2019
Fort Lauderdale says it has no intention of filing suit against fossil fuel companies over climate change - The Florida Record - May 6, 2019
Legislature approves upping county lawsuit threshold - Fla Pol - May 3, 2019
‘Privacy’ fears? Florida lawmakers use old argument against attorney general’s opioid bill - Tampa Bay Times - April 29, 2019
Conservative hopes for new Florida Supreme Court fading in Senate - Palm Beach Post - April 26, 2019
Florida assignment of benefits changes pass legislature, await governor - CQ Roll Call - April 24, 2019
2019 shaping up to be difficult year for Florida workers' comp reform; 'Real opposition comes from trial lawyers' - The Florida Record - April 23, 2019
Florida Senate committee approves changes for assignment of benefits suits - CQ Roll Call - April 18, 2019
More civil lawsuits could be headed to county courts - Florida Politics - April 16, 2019
County courts could see changes - News4Jax - April 16, 2019
Florida House passes assignment of benefits bill limiting fee awards - CQ Roll Call - April 11, 2019