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FL Politics 02.14.24

Staff Reports - February 14, 2024

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First Shot

Of all the things new mothers in Florida must deal with, jury duty soon won’t be one of them.

Meanwhile, in the House, Rep. Tommy Gregory may have delivered a killing blow to a proposal that would have doubled the cap on sovereign immunity settlements.

Gregory, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, lumped that bill with another measure aiming to crack down on third-party litigation financing — a proposal backed by business groups and the Florida Justice Reform Institute.

It appears that neither other lawmakers on the panel nor the groups supporting the bills individually were on board for the combo, as the committee did not take up the legislation. Gregory told Florida Politics that the inaction doesn’t mean either proposal is dead for Session.

However, their prospects aren’t looking good.