Tort Reform Advocates 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.
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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 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
Florida's opioid legislation facing resistance from CVS and Walgreens - Florida Trend - April 8, 2019
Florida Realtors back AOB reform legislation as House bill appears headed for floor debate - The Florida Record - April 5, 2019
Tort reform group prefers Supreme Court-endorsed county court jurisdictional increase plan over House proposal - The Florida Record - April 3, 2019
Report: Four firms filed half of 2018 Florida assignment of benefits suits - CQ Roll Call - April 1, 2019
Workers' Comp Changes Might Get Scuttled - Sunshine State News - March 28, 2019
Assignment of benefits lawsuits continues to rise for eighth straight year, report says - Tallahassee Democrat - March 28, 2019
Florida tort law makes it hard for truckers - Jacksonville Business Journal - March 28, 2019
AOB lawsuits outpacing population growth - Florida Politics - March 27, 2019
FJRI Update Details Continued Growth in AOBs ... Thanks to a Handful of Busy Attorneys - Sunshine State News - March 27, 2019
Insurers and Others Urge Supreme Court to Limit Assignment of Benefits - Claims Journal - March 27, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: New State data shows AOB lawsuits growing faster than population
2018 Updated FJRI AOB Report
Bill Proposing $50,000 Jurisdictional Limit for County Courts Advances in Florida House - Daily Business Review - March 22, 2019
Six Florida bills, reconfigured Supreme Court boost tort reform prospects - Florida Watchdog - March 15, 2019
Florida House could shield equipment firms from liability - Tampa Bay Business Journal - March 6, 2019
Fla. court reform group: Engle rulings denying tobacco companies chance to defend against big judgments - The Florida Record - March 5, 2019
BILL RAISING COUNTY COURT CIVIL JURISDICTION ADVANCES IN THE SENATE - Florida Bar News - February 19, 2019
Senate panel hears of ‘stupefying’ increase in insurance litigation - Florida Politics - February 4, 2019
Opportunities approach for reforming assignment-of-benefits insurance legislation - The Florida Record - January 29, 2019
Gov. DeSantis appoints Carlos Muniz to Supreme Court - wctv.tv - January 22, 2019
DeSantis tilts FL Supreme Court to the right with new justice picks - Florida Phoenix - January 22, 2019
DeSantis Picks Third Justice - Capitol News Service - January 22, 2019
Carlos Muñiz Named Florida's 89th Florida Supreme Court Justice - Sunshine State News - January 22, 2019
New justices could refuel workers' comp fight - News4Jax - January 17, 2019