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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Fight against insurance claims abuses takes aim at attorneys fees - Sun Sentinel - February 17, 2017
'Now is the time to admit that PIP can’t be fixed,' FJRI president says - The Florida Record - February 17, 2017
Justices go against Legislature on expert witnesses - Lakeland Ledger - February 16, 2017
Supreme Court rejects evidence standard supported by Rick Scott, lawmakers - Florida Politics - February 16, 2017
Business community opposition mounts to 'prejudgement interest' bill pending in Florida Senate - Florida Business Daily - February 16 , 2017
Drive for assignment of benefits reform picks up steam - SaintPetersblog - February 15, 2017
Listen to opponents of term limits for judges: Where We Stand - Orlando Sentinel - February 15, 2017
Florida Justice Reform Institute calls for assignment of benefits changes - The Florida Record - February 13, 2017
FJRI President, William Large, introduced Senator Marco Rubio at the 2017 Annual Florida Chapters Conference of the Federalist Society - February 10, 2017
Judicial term limits on the move in state House - wctv.tv - February 10, 2017
Will Florida become the first state to impose term limits on justices? - Miami Herald - February 9, 2017
House panel OKs term limits for judges - Orlando Sentinel - February 9, 2017
True cost of workers’ compensation rulings pegged at $1.3 billion - Florida Politics - February 2, 2017
1st DCA Rejects Challenge to Use of 'Daubert Standard' in Comp Cases - Work Comp Central - January 19, 2017
Debate Heats Up Over Property Insurance Claims - Citrus County Chronicle - January 10, 2017
Justice Barbara Pariente: 'The Questioner' - The Florida Trend - December 28, 2016
Appeals court rules $18.5 million award too much following tobacco lawsuit - The Florida Record - December 18, 2016
Gov. Scott appoints conservative appellate judge Alan Lawson to Florida Supreme Court - Tampa Bay Times - December 16, 2016
Florida Supreme Court ruling addresses insurance payment clause debate - The Florida Record - December 16, 2016
Rick Scott picks C. Alan Lawson for Supreme Court - Florida Politics - December 16, 2016
Court takes up attorney-client privilege - The Florida Bar News - December 1, 2016
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