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Tom Gaitens:‭ ‬Florida‭’‬s‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Judicial Landscape

As we‭ ‬continue the‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Florida legislative session,‭ ‬it is instructive to look both at where we are and‭ ‬where we going as a state as it relates to the economic impact of lawsuit...
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Legal Reformers Praise Ron DeSantis, Florida Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report and for the third year in a row Florida made progress. Legal reform advocates praised Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to improve...
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Maurice Langston: Tort Costs Weigh Down Economic Progress

Economic growth is a topic of nearly constant discussion and debate in almost every community around the United States, especially as we come out of the COVID-19‭ ‬shutdown.‭  ‬In too many communities, particularly here...

Tom Wheeler: Florida Legislature Needs to Focus on Property Insurance Reform

I want to thank the Florida Legislature for its hard work and wisdom in passing COVID liability protections earlier this year. This was something that all of us in the healthcare industry needed. There...

Ron DeSantis Leads Florida Off the ‘Judicial Hellholes’ List

The ATRA has been identifying “Judicial Hellholes” for almost 20 years, signaling out “places where judges in civil cases systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner, generally to the disadvantage of defendants” and other legal matters. 

Florida Doesn’t Make Top 10 Judicial Hellholes But It’s on the Watch List

Bill Herrle, the Florida executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), weighed in on the report on Wednesday when he spoke at Small Business Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, noting “Floridians lose out on billions of dollars in income, and over a hundred thousand jobs are lost each year due to lawsuits.”
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