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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...
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Florida’s Business Community Eyeing Tort Reform

At the panel forum, the NFIB and the FSHCC cited the high cost of frivolous lawsuits in Florida, pointing to a recent report from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. The report estimates the impact of excessive tort costs on Florida economy’s to be around $7.6 billion annually in direct costs. 
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Frivolous, Excessive Lawsuits Costing Florida Taxpayers Billions

Speaking to the Florida Radio Network, Bill Herrle, the NFIB’s executive director for Florida, says the problem is so bad in Florida that “it’s cost the state around 126,139 jobs and $614.8 million in annual state revenues.

Excessive Litigation Costs Florida $11.8 Billion, 126,000 Jobs, Study Finds

The Perryman Group, an economic forecasting firm, produced the study for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse “by using a variety of data from surveys, industry information, and other source material" and using “Florida’s excess litigation costs using Ohio as a benchmark, since Ohio ranked near the middle in a recent 50-state lawsuit climate survey, while Florida ranked 46th.”
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