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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) 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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"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
PIP car insurance, built to curb lawsuits, spurs record pile instead - Palm Beach Post - February 22, 2018
Attorney, Vendor AOB Lawsuits Top Insurance Litigation in 2017: FJRI Report - The Insurance Journal - February 20, 2018
FJRI 2017 Assignment of Benefits Data Update
FJRI 2018 Assignment of Benefits One Pager
Legal advocacy group opposes legislation to repeal Florida nonjoinder of insurer provisions - The Florida Record - February 16, 2018
Tort reformer William Large keeps plugging away for PIP bad-faith revamp - Florida Politics - February 12, 2018
Steube AOB bill passes judiciary panel despite business opposition - The Florida Record - February 7, 2018
Takeaways from Tallahassee — Legislative misses - Florida Politics - February 3, 2018
Florida Agents March on State Capitol in Lawmaker Push to Reform AOB - The Insurance Journal - January 25, 2018
Florida AOB bill passes Senate insurance panel despite business opposition - The Florida Record - January 24, 2018
OUR VIEW: State must reform AOBs - The Daytona Beach News-Journal - January 23, 2018
Ormond Heritage condos languish under a legal cloud - The Daytona Beach News-Journal - January 17, 2018
House Votes to Cap Claimants' Attorney Fees at $150 an Hour - WorkCompCentral - January 15, 2018
No-fault auto insurance repeal advances in Senate - SunSentinel - January 10, 2018
Lawmakers Return With Nearly Two-Dozen Comp Bills Filed - WorkCompCentral - January 9, 2018
Environmental proposal delayed amid business outcry - News 4 Jax - December 12, 2017
Legal expert: Class action lawsuit against FP&L unmerited - The Florida Record - December 6, 2017
WHERE IS DISBARRED BUBBA ATTORNEY NOW? STILL TIED TO COURTROOM, SUING OVER ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS - www.wtsp.com - November 21, 2017
'Assigning' Blame - AGRR.com - Nov/Dec. 2017
AOB in focus - The Insurance Insider - November 20, 2017
Fla. Court Ruling on Doctor Interviews a Victory for Plaintiffs - Bloomberg Law - November 16, 2017
Attorney Fee Cap Passes First House Hurdle - WorkCompCentral - November 15, 2017
Lawmakers to Make Another Run at Capping Claimants' Attorney Fees - WorkCompCentral - November 9, 2017
‘PIP' repeal speeds toward House floor - News4Jax.com - November 7, 2017
Florida homeowners need break from assignment-of-benefits lawsuits - Sun-Sentinel - November 3, 2017
Florida Chamber Insurance Summit tackles industry’s hottest topic, AOB abuse - Florida Politics - November 2, 2017
Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad - Florida Politics - October 21, 2017
Will Trump DOJ side with disabled plaintiffs in ADA website suits? - Reuters - October 19, 2017
Editorial: A $20,000 Geico outrage - Tampa Bay Times - October 13, 2017
Claimants' Attorney Fees Nearly Triple in the Year After Castellanos - WorkCompCentral - October 10, 2017
Florida insurers caution homeowners against signing assignment of benefits - The Florida Record - September 18, 2017