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  1. 1.   Smith, Nancy, “Prominent Attorneys Move to Shutts & Bowen, Latest Sign of Major Shift in Florida's Legal Landscape,” Sunshine State News, August 23, 2019; http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/prominent-attorneys-move-shutts-bowen-latest-sign-major-shift-floridas-legal-landscape#comment-92147  
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2.   Kang, Y. Peter, “3 States Where Tort Reform Battles Are Heating Up,” Law 360, August 15, 2019; https://www.law360.com/articles/1187174/3-states-where-tort-reform-battles-are-heating-up

3.   Breslin, John, “Report details funding of climate change litigation through well-heeled foundations, non-profits,” The Florida Record, August 9, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512960149-report-details-funding-of-climate-change-litigation-through-well-heeled-foundations-non-profits  

4.   Eisenburg, Adam, “Florida Supreme Court cites new law in declining to hear assignment of benefits case,” The Florida Record, August 5, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512872616-florida-supreme-court-cites-new-law-in-declining-to-hear-assignment-of-benefits-case 

5.   Kidd, Karen, “Citizens Property Insurance: AOB reform good for consumers, 'jury still out' on litigation portion,” The Florida Record, July 20, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512691993-citizens-property-insurance-aob-reform-good-for-consumers-jury-still-out-on-litigation-portion  

6.    Suayan, John, “AOB law in effect should lower insurance premiums in Sunshine State, reformer predicts,” The Florida Record, July 12, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512713319-aob-law-in-effect-should-lower-insurance-premiums-in-sunshine-state-reformer-predicts 

7.   Moline, Michael, “The changing judiciary: Gov. DeSantis appoints the people who’ll help him shape Florida’s courts,” Florida Phoenix, July 2, 2019; https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/07/02/the-changing-judiciary-gov-desantis-appoints-the-people-wholl-help-him-shape-floridas-courts/?utm_source=Florida+Phoenix&utm_campaign=a086b40aba-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_02_09_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_492fc70e72-a086b40aba-87732589 

8.   Bradon, Carrie, “Legal group calls governor's leadership on benefits reform 'incredible',” The Florida Record, June 20, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512578809-legal-group-calls-governor-s-leadership-on-benefits-reform-incredible  

9.   O'Connor, Amy, “How Daubert Standard Could Impact Florida Industry, Judicial Climate,” Insurance Journal, June 5, 2019; https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2019/06/05/528418.htm  

10.   Sagalow, Zoe, “Florida enacts changes for attorney fees in assignment of benefits suits,” CQ Roll Call, May 24, 2019; https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__1.next.westlaw.com_Document_Ieb4b886b7e6611e9adfea82903531a62_View_FullText.html&d=DwMFaQ&c=14jPbF-1hWnYXveJ5rixtS_Fo3DRrpL7HUwJDAc4HIc&r=j3OEs-Fy-wXfQz8bCnLyudWUI_qJxfs3_DwuiU2vr90&m=SJVxo85ld-qYy166R-LM-Ddva_xm7hesRSg3hcsI6B0&s=3v6WW1gMmbSZ7F8pHN_VbVHDJ99eEM0Ve4_4EZmbbPI&e= 

11.   Saunders, Jim, “What’s up with Florida’s new Supreme Court? This case helps explain.” Tampa Bay Times, May 24, 2019; http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/05/24/whats-up-with-floridas-new-supreme-court-this-case-helps-explain/ 

12.   Kidd, Karen, “Florida Supreme Court today 'righted' wrong Daubert decision issued last fall, FJRI president says,” The Florida Record, May 23, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512563225-florida-supreme-court-today-righted-wrong-daubert-decision-issued-last-fall-fjri-president-says 

13.   Saunders, Jim, “Florida Supreme Court reverses course on expert witnesses,” News4Jax, May 23, 2019; https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/florida-supreme-court-reverses-course-on-expert-witnesses 

14.   O'Connor, Amy, “Florida Passes ‘Catch All’ Insurance Bill Impacting Surplus Lines, Catastrophe Fund,” The Insurance Journal, May 13, 2019; https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2019/05/13/526135.htm 

15.   Breslin, John, “Fort Lauderdale says it has no intention of filing suit against fossil fuel companies over climate change,” The Florida Record; May 6, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512480648-fort-lauderdale-says-it-has-no-intention-of-filing-suit-against-fossil-fuel-companies-over-climate-change 

16.   Glorioso, Alexandra, “Lee credits Sprowls for saving opioid bill,” Politico Pro, May 3, 2019; https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/2019/05/03/lee-credits-sprowls-for-saving-opioid-bill-1006539 

17.   Kennedy, John, “Conservative hopes for new Florida Supreme Court fading in Senate,” Palm Beach Post; April 26, 2019; https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190426/conservative-hopes-for-new-florida-supreme-court-fading-in-senate 

18.   Sagalow, Zoe, “Florida assignment of benefits changes pass legislature, await governor,” CQ Roll Call, April 24, 2019; https://1.next.westlaw.com/Document/I32da717166cf11e9adfea82903531a62/View/FullText.html  

19.  Minnis, Glenn, “2019 shaping up to be difficult year for Florida workers' comp reform; 'Real opposition comes from trial lawyers',” The Florida Record;  April 23, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512445793-2019-shaping-up-to-be-difficult-year-for-florida-workers-comp-reform-real-opposition-comes-from-trial-lawyers  

20.  Glorioso, Alexandra, “Moody's opioid lawsuit imperiled as bill stalls in Senate,” Politico Pro, April 21, 2019; https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/2019/04/21/moodys-opioid-lawsuit-imperiled-as-bill-stalls-in-senate-982099 

21.   Sagalow, Zoe, “Florida Senate committee approves changes for assignment of benefits suits,” CQ Roll Call, April 18, 2019; https://1.next.westlaw.com/Document/I3785ecbc621111e9adfea82903531a62/View/FullText.html 

22.   Gancarski, A.G., “More civil lawsuits could be headed to county courts,” Fla Pol, April 16, 2019; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/293797-civil-lawsuits-in-county-courts 

23.   Staff, ‘County courts could see changes,” News4Jax; Spril 16, 2019; https://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/florida-legislature/county-courts-could-see-changes 

24.   Sagalow, Zoe, “Florida House passes assignment of benefits bill limiting fee awards,” CQ Roll Call, April 16, 2019; https://1.next.westlaw.com/Document/Icb1895505c9c11e9adfea82903531a62/View/FullText.html 

25.  Kirkland, Jordan, “Two Bills Could Put Patient Privacy in Danger,” Round Table Politics, April 9, 2019; https://www.roundtablepolitics.com/two-bills-could-put-patient-privacy-in-danger.html 

26.  Garcia, Jason, “Florida's opioid legislation facing resistance from CVS and Walgreens,” Florida Trend, April 8, 2019; https://www.floridatrend.com/article/26623/floridas-opioid-legislation-facing-resistance-from-drug-stores 

27.   Kidd, Karen, “Florida Realtors back AOB reform legislation as House bill appears headed for floor debate,” The Florida Record,  April 8, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512406472-florida-realtors-back-aob-reform-legislation-as-house-bill-appears-headed-for-floor-debate 

28.  Kidd, Karen, “ Tort reform group prefers Supreme Court-endorsed county court jurisdictional increase plan over House proposal,” The Florida Record, April 3, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/512402080-tort-reform-group-prefers-supreme-court-endorsed-county-court-jurisdictional-increase-plan-over-house-proposal 

29.  Sagalow, Zoe, “Report: Four firms filed half of 2018 Florida assignment of benefits suits,” CQ Roll Call, April 1, 2019; https://1.next.westlaw.com/Document/Ia71b94ff54bf11e9adfea82903531a62/View/FullText.html 

30.  Sexton, Christine, “Workers' Comp Changes Might Get Scuttled,” Sunshine State News, March 28, 2019; http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/workers-comp-changes-might-get-scuttled 

31.  Schweers, Jeffrey, “Assignment of benefits lawsuits continues to rise for eighth straight year, report says,” Tallahassee Democrat, March 27, 2019; https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/03/27/aob-lawsuits-continue-plague-florida-new-study-shows/3289723002/ 

32.  Wilson, Drew, “AOB lawsuits outpacing population growth,” FlaPol, March 27, 2019, http://floridapolitics.com/archives/291981-aob-lawsuits-outpacing-population-growth 

33.  Staff, “Report Details Continued Growth in AOBs ... Thanks to a Handful of Busy Attorneys,” Sunshine State News, March 27, 2019; http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fjri-update-details-continued-growth-aobs-thanks-handful-busy-attorneys 

34.  Schlein, Zach, “Bill Proposing $50,000 Jurisdictional Limit for County Courts Advances in Florida House,” Daily Business Review, March 22, 2019; https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2019/03/22/bill-proposing-50000-jurisdictional-limit-for-county-courts-advances-in-florida-house/?slreturn=20190225101050 

 35.  Bradon, Carrie, “Fla. court reform group: Engle rulings denying tobacco companies chance to defend against big judgments,” The Florida Record, March 5, 2019; http://www.fljustice.org/fla--court-reform-group--engle-rulings-denying-tob.html 

36.  Blankenship, Gary, “Bill Raising County Court Civil Jurisdiction Advances in the Senate,” The Florida Bar News, February 13, 2019; https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/bill-raising-county-court-civil-jurisdiction-advances-in-the-senate/ 

37.  Minnis, Glenn, “Opportunities approach for reforming assignment-of-benefits insurance legislation,” The Florida Record, January 29, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/511745117-opportunities-approach-for-reforming-assignment-of-benefits-insurance-legislation  

 38.  Dunkelberger, Lloyd, “DeSantis tilts FL Supreme Court to the right with new justice picks,” Florida Phoenix, January 22, 2019; https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/01/22/desantis-tilts-fl-supreme-court-to-the-right-with-new-justice-picks/ 

39.  Vasilinda, Mike, “DeSantis Picks Third Justice,” Capitol News Service, January 22, 2019; http://www.flanews.com/2019/01/22/desantis-picks-third-justice/ 

40.  Smith, Nancy, “Carlos Muñiz Named Florida's 89th Florida Supreme Court Justice,” Sunshine State News, January 22, 2019; http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-mu%C3%B1iz-named-floridas-89th-florida-supreme-court-justice 

41.  Sexton, Christine, “New justices could refuel workers' comp fight,” News4Jax, January 17, 2019; https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/new-justices-could-refuel-workers-comp-fight 

42.  Little, Charmaine, “Governor names Luck to Florida Supreme Court,” The Florida Record, January 17, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/511721308-governor-names-luck-to-florida-supreme-court 

43.  Staff, “Ron DeSantis Names ‘Scalia-Like’ Robert Luck to Florida Supreme Court,” Florida Daily, January 14, 2019; https://www.floridadaily.com/ron-desantis-names-scalia-like-robert-luck-to-florida-supreme-court/ 

 44.  Staff Reports, “Robert Luck’s Florida Supreme Court appointment garners reaction,” Florida Politics, January 14, 2019; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/285408-robert-luck-supreme-court-reaction 

45.  Staff, “What They Are Saying: Florida Leaders React to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointment of Barbara Lagoa to the Florida Supreme Court,” Orlando Sentinel, January 10, 2019; http://orlando-politics.com/2019/01/10/what-they-are-saying-florida-leaders-react-to-governor-ron-desantis-appointment-of-barbara-lagoa-to-the-florida-supreme-court/ 

 46.  Bradon, Carrie, “Florida Justice Reform Institute backs Supreme Court school funding decision,” The Florida Record, January 10, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/511717765-florida-justice-reform-institute-backs-supreme-court-school-funding-decision 

47.  Smith, Nancy, “Judge Barbara Lagoa Is DeSantis' First Supreme Court Pick,” Sunshine State News, January 9, 2019; http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/breaking-news-judge-barbara-lagoa-desantis-first-supreme-court-pick 

48.  Derby, Kevin, “Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Barbara Lagoa to Florida Supreme Court,” Florida Daily, January 9, 2019; https://www.floridadaily.com/conservatives-back-ron-desantis-naming-barbara-lagoa-to-florida-supreme-court/ 

49.  Bishop, David, “Gov. DeSantis names Lagoa to Florida Supreme Court,” FlaNews Online, January 9, 2019; http://www.flanewsonline.com/gov-desantis-names-lagoa-to-florida-supreme-court/ 

50.  Maher, Ann, “DeSantis picks appeals court Judge Lagoa for Supreme Court; New justice praised as 'textualist',” The Florida Record, January 9, 2019; https://flarecord.com/stories/511718431-desantis-picks-appeals-court-judge-lagoa-for-supreme-court-new-justice-praised-as-textualist 

 51.  Staff Reports, “Newsmakers react to Barbara Lagoa’s Florida Supreme Court appointment,” Florida Politics, January 9, 2019; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/284997-react-barbara-lagoa-appointment 

52.  Kam, Dara, “DeSantis Picks Appellate Judge for Supreme Court,” Tallahassee Reports, January 9, 2019; https://tallahasseereports.com/2019/01/09/desantis-picks-appellate-judge-for-supreme-court/ 

53.  Large, William, “Lawsuits are hurting Florida's nursing homes and patients | Commentary,” Orlando Sentinel, January 8, 2019; https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-op-nursing-home-lawsuits-commentary-20190108-story.html 

54.  Rohrer, Gary, “Florida Supreme Court poised for conservative makeover,” Orlando Sentinel, January 7, 2019; https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-ne-florida-supreme-court-balance-20190104-story.html 

55.  Bishop, David, “Lawsuit reform could be major issue for DeSantis and legislature,” flanewsonline.com, December 14, 2018; http://www.flanewsonline.com/lawsuit-reform-could-be-major-issue-for-desantis-and-legislature/ 

56.  Carollo, Malena, “Six of the top 10 auto glass lawyers are in Tampa Bay,” Tampa Bay Times, December 13, 2018; https://www.tampabay.com/business/six-of-the-top-10-auto-glass-lawyers-are-in-tampa-bay-20181213/ 

57.  Sammon, John, “Fort Lauderdale considers suing Big Oil amidst federal court rulings rejecting climate change theories,” LegalNewsOnline, November 2, 2018; https://legalnewsline.com/stories/511619493-fort-lauderdale-considers-suing-big-oil-amidst-federal-court-rulings-rejecting-climate-change-theories#.W9yyjyIzjF0.twitter 

58.  Carollo, Malena, “Broken auto glass cases are clogging Hillsborough courtrooms, with no sign of slowing,” Tampa Bay Times, October 25, 2018; https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/autos/Broken-auto-glass-cases-are-clogging-Hillsborough-courtrooms-with-no-sign-of-slowing_172944467?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

59.  Large, William, “Beware: Trial Attorney Ads Are Dangerous Prescriptions,” RoundTable Politics, October 24, 2018; https://www.roundtablepolitics.com/beware-trial-attorney-ads-are-dangerous-prescriptions.html#.W9CodBhvtfk.twitter 

 60.  Staff, “ Excessive Litigation Costs Florida $11.8 Billion, 126,000 Jobs, Study Finds,” Florida Daily, October 22, 2018; https://www.floridadaily.com/excessive-litigation-costs-florida-11-8-billion-126000-jobs-study-finds/ 

61.  Moline, Michael, “Tort reform group slams Florida for ‘excessive’ litigation,” Florida Politics, October 22, 2018; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/278422-tort-reform-excessive-litigation 

62.  Hale, Nathan, “Fla. High Court Rejects Law That Mandated Daubert,” Law360.com, October 15, 2018; https://www.law360.com/articles/1092469 

63.   Large, William, “2 Recent Florida Supreme Court Rulings Could Impact Insurance Industry,” Insurance Journal, October 2, 2018; https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2018/10/02/502957.htm 

64.  Moline, Michael, “No-fault insurer prevails in attempted class action over Medicare reimbursement,” Florida Politics, September 26, 2018; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/275876-no-fault-insurer-prevails-in-attempted-class-action-over-medicare-reimbursement 

 65.  Adriano, Lyle, “Allstate, Progressive, State Farm group calls out law firms driving up insurance costs,” Insurance Business, September 23, 2018; http://www.fljustice.org/allstate--progressive--state-farm-group-calls-out-.html 

66.  Fernandez, Frank, “SMALL CLAIMS, BIG IMPACTS, Daytona News-Journal, September 23, 2018; http://daytonanewsjournal.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=03e80f25f 

67.  Moline, Michael, “Supreme Court reinstates $8.5M verdict against Geico,” Florida Politics, September 20, 2018; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/275323-supreme-court-verdict-geico 

68.  Breslin, John, “Manufacturers, distributors of opioids ordered to reply to state complaint within weeks,” The Florida Record, August 27, 2018; https://flarecord.com/stories/511544956-manufacturers-distributors-of-opioids-ordered-to-reply-to-state-complaint-within-weeks 

69.  Thomas, Takesha, “Florida Justice Reform Institute calls on Johnson & Johnson to appeal $4.69 billion talc verdict,” The Florida Record, July 17, 2018; https://flarecord.com/stories/511490151-florida-justice-reform-institute-calls-on-johnson-johnson-to-appeal-4-69-billion-talc-verdict 

70.  Weekly, Richard, “Climate Change: A Plea For Legislation, Not Litigation,” Investor’s Business Daily, June 11, 2018; https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/climate-change-litigation/ 

71.  Stoltzfus, Justin, “Appeals court reverses controversial ant bite case,” The Florida Record, May 13, 2018; https://flarecord.com/stories/511415427-appeals-court-reverses-controversial-ant-bite-case 

72.  Smith, Nancy, “First District Court of Appeal Overturns 'Five Million Dollar Ant Bite Case',” Sunshine State News, April 18, 2018; http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/first-dca-overturns-500-million-ant-bite-case 

73.  Bradon, Carrie, “Despite increasing assignment of benefits fraud, some see hope for reform,” The Florida Record, March 20, 2018; https://flarecord.com/stories/511363769-despite-increasing-assignment-of-benefits-fraud-some-see-hope-for-reform 

74.  Sanicola, Laura, “Florida lawmakers fail to pass AOB reform,” The Insurance Insider, March 20, 2018; http://www.insuranceinsider.com/-1273264/10 

75.  Pickett, Alex, “Florida Considering Changes to Civil Court System,” Courthouse News Service, March 2, 2018; https://www.courthousenews.com/florida-considering-changes-to-civil-court-system/ 

76.  Smith, Nancy, “The 'Five Million Dollar Ant Bite Case' Goes to Appeals Court ... as the Legal World Watches,” Sunshine State News, February 27, 2018; http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-million-dollar-ant-bite-case-goes-appeals-court-legal-world-watches 

 77.  Joseph, Samantha, “Not Just 'Small' Claims: County Courts Might Soon Handle Cases Up to $50,000,” Daily Business Review, February 26, 2018; https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2018/02/23/not-just-small-claims-county-courts-might-soon-handle-cases-up-to-50000/ 

78.  Elmore, Charles, “PIP lawsuits explode to record,” Palm Beach Post, February 23, 2018; http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/pip-lawsuits-explode-record/Jhbp8XBsvvBsuS0yXXsMwK/ 

79.  Bunker, Ted, “Florida AOB crisis worsens as reform efforts struggle,” The Insurance Insider, February 20, 2018; http://www.insuranceinsider.com/florida-aob-crisis-worsens-as-reform-efforts-struggle 

80.  Kidd, Karen, “Legal advocacy group opposes legislation to repeal Florida nonjoinder of insurer provisions,” The Florida Record, February 16, 2018; https://flarecord.com/stories/511346114-legal-advocacy-group-opposes-legislation-to-repeal-florida-nonjoinder-of-insurer-provisions 

81.  Moline, Michael, “Tort reformer William Large keeps plugging away for PIP bad-faith revamp,” Florida Politics, February 12, 2018; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/255961-tort-reformer-william-large-keeps-plugging-away-pip-bad-faith-revamp 

 82.  Schorsch, Peter, “Takeaways from Tallahassee — Legislative misses,” Florida Politics, February 3, 2018; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/255006-takeaways-tallahassee-legislative-misses-week 

 83.  Finch, Mike, “Ormond Heritage condos languish under a legal cloud,” Daytona Beach News-Journal, January 17, 2018; http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20180117/ormond-heritage-condos-languish-under-legal-cloud 

 84.  Foster, Todd, “ House Votes to Cap Claimants' Attorney Fees at $150 an Hour,” WorkCompCentral, January 15, 2018; https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0111b65bf07a6f7b12d4b4e540e05de58c42d119 

 85.  Foster, Todd, “Lawmakers Return With Nearly Two-Dozen Comp Bills Filed,” WorkCompCentral, January 9, 2018; https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1e9b11bf8c2b557478db8ced5106d793e16fe295 

86.  Turner, Jim,  “Environmental proposal delayed amid business outcry, News4Jax, December 12, 2017; https://www.news4jax.com/weather/environment/environmental-proposal-delayed-amid-business-outcry  

87.  Thompson, Dee, “Legal expert: Class action lawsuit against FP&L unmerited,” The Florida Record, December 6, 2017; https://flarecord.com/stories/511285589-legal-expert-class-action-lawsuit-against-fp-l-unmerited 

88.  Bunker, Ted, “AOB in focus,” The Insurance Insider; November 20, 2017; http://www.insuranceinsider.com/ 

89.  Vass, Drew, “’Assigning’ Blame,” agreemag.com; November/December 2017; http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=460671&article_id=2961121&view=articleBrowser&ver=html5#{"issue_id":460671,"view":"articleBrowser","article_id":"2961121"} 

90.  Pazanowski, Mary Ann, “Fla. Court Ruling on Doctor Interviews a Victory for Plaintiffs,” Bloomberg Law BNA; November 16, 2017; https://www.bna.com/health-IT-law-industry-p6783/ 

91.  Foster, Todd, “Attorney Fee Cap Passes First House Hurdle,” WorkCompCentral; November 15, 2017; https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c3c1bde994c048ec2dc5200edc10ec34a25354d8/qs/words=William%20Large,state=,start=0,type=,sort=time,past=,records_per_page=10,stype=AND,pgno=0 

92.  Foster, Todd, “Lawmakers to Make Another Run at Capping Claimants' Attorney Fees,” WorkCompCentral; November 9, 2017; http://www.workcompcentral.com/news/article/id/820ce9984acb1d3b48a378fc0bb0804c130ec956 

93.  Schorsch, Peter, “Florida Chamber Insurance Summit tackles industry’s hottest topic, AOB abuse,” Florida Politics; November 2, 2017;  http://floridapolitics.com/archives/248539-florida-chamber-insurance-summit-tackles-industrys-hottest-topic-aob-abuse 

94.  Schorsch, Peter, “Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad,” Florida Politics; October 21, 2017; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/247480-takeaways-tallahassee-lawyers-break-bad 

95.  Foster, Todd, “Claimants' Attorney Fees Nearly Tripled in Year After Castellanos,” WorkCompCentral; October 10, 2017; https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1fef0e9e8405356095d52f47c5b0a0df15b3e5a4 

96.  Carroll, Mike, “Florida insurers caution homeowners against signing assignment of benefits,” The Florida Record, September 18, 2017;  http://flarecord.com/stories/511215805-florida-insurers-caution-homeowners-against-signing-assignment-of-benefits 

97.  Sistrunk, Jeff, “Biz Group Asks Fla. Justices To Ditch Geico Bad Faith Case,” Law360, July 31, 2017; https://www.law360.com/florida/articles/949973/biz-group-asks-fla-justices-to-ditch-geico-bad-faith-case 

98.  Foster, Todd, “Attorneys Take No Issue With DWC’s Interpretation of Compounds as ‘Specialty Services,” WorkCompCentral; July 21, 2017;  https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/article/id/cb7441c2581479c3de826c664585b1a48564602a 

99.  Kennedy, W.J., “Florida medical community has few options after cap on non-economic damages shot down,” The Florida Record, July 21, 2017; http://flarecord.com/stories/511151263-florida-medical-community-has-few-options-after-cap-on-non-economic-damages-shot-down 

100.  Large, William, “Commentary: Florida Supreme Court crowns itself fact-finder and policymaker on malpractice,” Orlando Sentinel, July 17, 2017; http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-restore-medical-malpractice-caps-in-florida-20170717-story.html 

101.  Carroll, Michael, “Litigation scheme seen as driving auto glass claims in 5 Florida counties,” The Florida Record, June 23, 2017; http://flarecord.com/stories/511123048-litigation-scheme-seen-as-driving-auto-glass-claims-in-5-florida-counties 

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129.  Phaneuf, Taryn, “'War Dogs' gunrunner blames Abilify for his actions,” The Florida Record, February 22, 2017; http://flarecord.com/stories/511083195-war-dogs-gunrunner-blames-abilify-for-his-actions 

130.  Perry, Mitch, “Bill allowing women to sue doctors who perform abortions advances in Florida House,” SaintPetersblog, February 22, 2017; http://saintpetersblog.com/bill-allowing-women-sue-doctors-perform-abortions-advances-florida-house/ 

131.  Sexton, Christine, “House leadership helps push abortion-lawsuit bill through subcommittee,” Politico, February 22, 2017; https://www.politicopro.com/states/florida/story/2017/02/with-help-from-leadership-house-health-panel-oks-bill-that-exposes-abortion-providers-to-new-lawsuits-109773 

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133.  Larrabee, Brandon, “Judicial Term Limits Move Ahead Amid Senate Doubts,” Sunshine State News, February 21, 2017; http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/judicial-term-limits-move-ahead-amid-senate-doubts 

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136.  Rosica, Jim, “Supreme Court rejects evidence standard supported by Rick Scott, lawmakers,” Florida Politics, February 16, 2017; http://floridapolitics.com/archives/232254-supreme-court-rejects-daubert 

137.  Breslin, John, “Business community opposition mounts to 'prejudgment interest' bill pending in Florida Senate,” Florida Business Daily, February 16, 2017; http://flbusinessdaily.com/stories/511082712-tort-reform-group-calls-proposed-changes-in-awarding-damages-bad-for-florida-businesses?t=HZxuLcpMMQ8MnEbr2QYI 

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144.  Okamoto, Sherri, “1st DCA Rejects Challenge to Use of 'Daubert Standard' in Comp Cases,” Work Comp Central, January 19, 2017; https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cdb324a9ae35bf069ec2a306105b290b0b1c9914 

145.  Saunders, Jim, “Debate heats up over property insurance claims,” Citrus County Chronicle - January 10, 2017; http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/debate-heats-over-property-insurance-claims 

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147.  Lye, Chandra, “Appeals court rules $18.5 million award too much following tobacco lawsuit,” The Florida Record, December 18, 2016; http://flarecord.com/stories/511057629-appeals-court-rules-18-5-million-award-too-much-following-tobacco-lawsuit 

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149.  Klas, Mary Ellen, “Gov. Scott appoints conservative appellate judge Alan Lawson to Florida Supreme Court,” Tampa Bay Times, December 16, 2016; http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/gov-scott-appoints-conservative-appellate-judge-alan-lawson-to-florida/2306538 

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152.  Thompson, Dee, “Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws,” The Florida Record, November 20, 2016; http://flarecord.com/stories/511046432-jones-day-argues-that-federal-law-on-smoking-lawsuits-should-preempt-state-laws?t=BgPlVl9y5aAxFKK2WdHj 

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156.  Breslin, John, “Sharp spike in work comp cases following state Supreme Court judgment,” Florida Record, August 22, 2016; http://www.fljustice.org/sharp-spike-in-work-comp-cases-following-state-sup.html 

157.  Okamoto, Sherri, “Supreme Court Strikes Down 104-Week Cap on TD,” Work Comp Central, June 10, 2016; https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f3e8c18a6d980486735cce144f9385dd2fb17b2f 

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159.  Grimoldby, Stephanie, “Why is Miami a hub for deceptive labeling class actions? Lawyer-driven litigation, ‘venue shopping’ contribute to rise in suits,” The Florida Record, May 14, 2016; http://flarecord.com/stories/510724508-why-is-miami-a-hub-for-deceptive-labeling-class-actions-lawyer-driven-litigation-venue-shopping-contribute-to-rise-in-suits 

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