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
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DeSantis taps Couriel, Francis for Supreme Court - The Florida Times-Union - May 27, 2020
2 South Floridians Are Now Among the Most Powerful Judges in the State, Having Risen to Florida Supreme Court - Law.com - May 27, 2020
Gov. DeSantis announces two Florida Supreme Court appointments - News4Jax - May 27, 2020
Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Two New Justices to Florida Supreme Court - Florida Daily - May 27, 2020
Praise rolls in for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Supreme Court picks - Florida Politics - May 26, 2020
Coronavirus Florida: Health care and business groups have GOP backing in push for lawsuit limits - Tallahassee Democrat - May 13, 2020
Florida Trucking Association weighs in at the Florida Supreme Court - Florida Truck News - Spring 2020
Injury Attys Seething Over COVID-19 Medical Immunity Push - Law360 - April 29, 2020
Health Care Providers Seek Legal Protections Amid COVID-19 - Law.com - April 24, 2020
Health care providers seek legal protections from lawsuits stemming from delivery of care during pandemic - Pensacola News Journal - April 24, 2020
Healthcare groups ask Florida governor for legal immunity during COVID-19 pandemic - Bradenton Herald - April 23, 2020
Health care providers seek legal protections - cbs12.com - April 23, 2020
Healthcare groups ask Florida governor for legal immunity during COVID-19 pandemic - Miami Herald - April 23, 2020
Healthcare Providers Seek Legal Protections - 4 CBS Miami - April 23, 2020
Business, Medical Groups Ask Ron DeSantis for Executive Order Protecting Healthcare Providers from Frivolous Lawsuits - Florida Daily - April 22, 2020
Advocates are hopeful Gov. DeSantis will expand liability protection to medical providers - The Florida Record - April 10, 2020
Stop the lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic - Washington Examiner - April 3, 2020
As exposed health care workers seek legal remedies, who's liable for lack of personal protective equipment? - ABA Journal - April 2, 2020
Doctors seek protection from liability lawsuits as confirmed coronavirus cases increase - FlaPol - March 27, 2020
Florida vape bill heads to House floor - PoliticoPro - February 26, 2020
Bad faith about bad faith - FlaPol - February 12, 2020
Fla. Injury Defense Attys Hope To Thwart 'Phantom Damages' - Law360 - February 5, 2020
House panel OKs proposed repeal of Florida No-Fault car insurance law - The Center Square - February 4, 2020
House subcommittee OK’s PIP repeal legislation - FlaPol - February 4, 2020
House panel advances ‘accuracy in damages’ bill - Florida Politics - January 29, 2020
Proposed Florida law would aid insurance companies, cut attorney fees - NU Property Casualty - January 23, 2020
Florida Legislative Preview 2020: Industry Calls on Lawmakers to Reform Lawsuit Abuse - AutoBodyNews - January 21, 2020
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More opportunities for personal injury suits seen in wake of Florida high court ruling - The Florida Record - January 20, 2020
Florida Legislative Preview 2020: Industry Calls On Lawmakers to Reform Lawsuit Abuse - The Insurance Journal - January 16, 2020
Florida Reacts After Ron DeSantis Offers State of the State - Florida Daily - January 14, 2020