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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Assignment of benefits - Abuse drives up insurance - Tampa Bay Times - March 21, 2017
Florida’s Trial Bar Hurricane - Wall Street Journal - March 15, 2017
William Large: Florida must end assignment of benefits abuse, self-serving windfalls - Florida Politics - March 14, 2017
Florida Justice Reform Institute applauds legal reform bill - The Florida Record - March 13, 2017
Florida AOB crisis flares as groups game system: study - The Insurance Insider - March 10, 2017
Trial lawyers' 'No. 1 priority' stalls in Florida Senate - Florida Business Daily - March 9, 2017
Florida justice-reform report details continued growth in assignment of benefits - The Florida Record - March 7, 2017
Florida Justice Reform Institute president: AOBs are problematic to insurance policyholders, insurance companies - The Florida Record - March 6, 2017
Florida appeals court orders new trial for tobacco case that produced $23.6B verdict - The Florida Record - March 5, 2017
Term limits clear first House hurdle - The Florida Bar News - March 1, 2017
Alarm grows among business leaders as prejudgment interest bills move through legislature - Florida Business Daily - March 1, 2017
House panel would allow interest payments on noneconomic verdicts - Florida Politics - February 23, 2017
'War Dogs' gunrunner blames Abilify for his actions - The Florida Record - February 22, 2017
House leadership helps push abortion-lawsuit bill through subcommittee - Politico - February 22, 2017
Judicial term limits move ahead amid Senate doubts - Sunshine State News - February 21, 2017
Judicial term limits, death penalty bills clear final House committee votes - SaintPetersBlog - February 21, 2017
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 'prejudgment 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 passes judicial term-limits bill, a priority for Corcoran - Politico - 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