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, our lobbying group is 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
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Court Won’t Intervene on Request to Show Morgan & Morgan’s Relationship with Doctors - The Insurance Journal - April 12, 2022
Once foes, Florida Republicans, trial lawyers find conservative agenda is common ground - Brandenton Herald - March 2, 2022
Once foes, Florida Republicans, trial lawyers find conservative agenda is common ground - Miami Herald - March 2, 2022
DeSantis moves to extend COVID-19 legal liability shield for health care facilities - The Florida Record - March 2, 2022
Florida Republicans relying on trial lawyers to enforce conservative agenda - Tampa Bay Times - March 2, 2022
Bill hiking payout caps for lawsuits against government clears final House committee - Florida Politics - February 28, 2022
Gov. DeSantis signs into law extended COVID-19 protections for health care providers - Florida Politics - February 25, 2022
Measure raising payout caps in claims against governments heads to Senate floor with last-minute change - Florida Politics - February 23, 2022
‘He was real pushy: ‘Free’ windshield offers can trigger lawsuits & higher premiums for all of us - www.wftv.com - Frebruary 16, 2022
Lawmakers extend COVID-19 protections for health care providers, nursing homes - Florida Politics - February 10, 2022
Florida Legislature extends COVID liability protections - Tampa Bay Times - February 10, 2022
Data privacy measure emerges from contentious first hearing - Florida Politics - February 10, 2022
Proposals to raise payout caps in lawsuits against state, local governments advance - Florida Politics - January 31, 2022
Bill raising claims cap before state intervention to $1 million advances in the House - Florida Politics - January 20, 2022
Senate passes health care liability protections as providers look to House to do the same - Florida Politics - January 19, 2022
‘Game Changer’: Florida Supreme Court Ruling Could Chill Punitive Damages Claims - Insurance Journal - January 13, 2022
Legal Reformers Praise Ron DeSantis, Florida Supreme Court - Florida Daily - December 8, 2021
Ron DeSantis, Florida Supreme Court earn praise in ‘Judicial Hellholes’ report - Florida Politics - December 7, 2021
Insurers Taking Note of Big Verdicts, But Trial Lawyers Say Don’t Count on Changes - Insurance Journal - December 1, 2021
Tampa General CEO says COVID-19 liability protections need to be extended - Florida Politics - November 18, 2021
DeSantis’ bid in special session for OSHA alternative might not work in practice - Florida Phoenix - November 2, 2021
Jeff Brandes bill would extend COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers - Florida Politics - October 25, 2021
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 16, 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