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Advocating for Changes to Legal Liability in Tallahassee, FL

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The current abusive litigation environment found in Florida can be quite damaging to businesses throughout the state. Thankfully, at Florida Justice Reform Institute, we are here to provide resources to companies that are targets of predatory lawsuits. We regularly advocate for tort reform and changes to legal liability in Tallahassee, FL, while also supporting businesses that struggle with litigation.

Additionally, we provide access to numerous legal experts that will testify on your behalf to counter trial sensationalism. We believe that through effective lobbying and coordinated efforts that we can help bring positive change to Florida’s business community. Contact us today to learn more about our lobby group services or to discuss any litigation that has been brought against your company.

Personal Injury Protection Reforms

Personal injury protection was intended to provide prompt compensation for injuries in accidents, regardless of who was at fault. This protection was supposed to streamline the medical care and billing process for injured parties. Unfortunately, excessive attorney’s fees became the norm and cost their clients and insurance companies significant amounts of money. Since its inception in 1972, personal injury protection reforms have come up several times in legislation to address this issue.

Florida Justice Reform Institute is on the frontline of tackling no-fault insurance to protect the best interests of those affected by the law. Preventing attorneys from taking advantage of loopholes in the system could lower premium costs and result in better outcomes for individuals. In 2012, we successfully piloted a reform to personal injury protection laws by removing the use of attorney fee multipliers. This revocation prevented excessive billing practices and has saved Florida residents and insurance companies millions of dollars over the last several years.

The fight is not over yet. Personal injury protection in Florida is still on the table for reform. Through our efforts, we continue to advocate for changes to ensure that individuals are paying reasonable rates for their insurance while still protecting their personal liability in case of an accident.

Understanding Tort Law

At Florida Justice Reform Institute, we have a deep understanding of tort law, and we use this knowledge to drive changes in current legislation. We aim to help protect small businesses from the devastating impacts that unlawful and unsubstantiated legal liability lawsuits can have on their success. The rampant misuse of litigation in our state damages the economy, and without significant improvements to tort law, the problems will only get worse over time.

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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

Breaking News

Fla. High Court Passes On Discovery Disparity Question - Law360 - October 14, 2021 

Stop bad doctors from serving as "experts" - The Palm Beach Post - October 12, 2021 

Health care providers eye extended COVID-19 liability protections - Florida Politics - September 17, 2021

Chris Sprowls renews push for data privacy as opposition mounts from insurers, business groups - Florida Politics - September 14, 2021 

Health care providers eye extended COVID-19 liability protections - FlaPol - September 10, 2021

Florida Supreme Court shields top corporate executives from depositions - Orlando Sentinel - August 30, 2021

Florida Supreme Court shields top corporate executives from depositions - Sun Sentinel - August 30, 2021

The Florida Supreme Court adopts new civil procedure rule - Florida Politics - August 27, 2021

Supreme Court shields top executives from depositions - cbs12 News - August 26, 2021 

Appellate Ruling Sets New Standard for Summary Judgment - Florida Transportation Builder - Summer 2021 

Property insurance reform backers see new attorney fee rules as far-reaching - Florida Record - June 18, 2021 

Newly-Enacted Florida Property Insurance Reform Bill Said to Be Already Working - Insurance Journal - June 11, 2021

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Major Tobacco Case4CBS Miami - May 26, 2021

To Business Groups’ Delight, Bill Granting Consumers More Data Privacy Dies - FlaglerLive.com - May 2, 2021 

Consumer data privacy bill dies, business lobbyists rejoice - Florida Politics - May 1, 2021

Florida Consumer Data Privacy Bill Dies - 4CBS Miami - May 1, 2021 

Lawmakers weigh changes in program for injured infants - FlaPol - April 20, 2021

Have Privacy Advocates Found A New Path Forward in Red States? - JD Supra - April 15, 2021

Despite business pushback, House data privacy bill gets panel approval - FlaPol - April 14, 2021

Cy Pres Bill Advances in House; Its Fate is Uncertain in the Upper Chamber - The Florida Bar News - April 13, 2021

Dialed-back internet Privacy Protection Act heads to Senate floor - FlaPol - April 6, 2021

Who is lobbying to change Florida's privacy laws? That's private - Politico - April 1, 2021

Fla. Gov. Signs Sweeping COVID-19 Liability Protection Law - Law360.com - March 29, 2021

Data privacy bill clears House committee with a slew of amendments - FlaPol - March 23, 2021

Internet data privacy proposal loads in the Senate - FlaPol - March 22, 2021 

Florida Privacy Legislation Moves Forward - JD Supra - March 11, 2021

House Panel Approves 'PIP' Repeal, But Differences Remain - Law.com - March 11, 2021

Data privacy bill gets unanimous approval in first hearing - FlaPol - March 10, 2021

SENATE COVID-19 LIABILITY SHIELD BILL MOVES AGAIN - Florida Bar News - March 5, 2021

Click here to watch FJRI President, William Large, presenting to the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors Meeting - March 4, 2021

The case for — and against — making it harder to sue health care facilities over COVID-19 - Yahoo News - March 4, 2021

The case for — and against — making it harder to sue health care facilities over COVID-19 - Tampa Bay Times - March 4, 2021


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