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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...

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. 
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Florida Businesses Look for Protection From Lawsuits Over COVID-19

The effort is being led by some of the the biggest business groups in the state like the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. These groups want legal protections for businesses and are counting on strong GOP support in the Legislature.
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With Renatha Francis Out, Ron DeSantis Names Jamie Grosshans to Florida Supreme Court

Grosshans is currently serving as a judge on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, where she has been since 2018. Before that, she served a judge in the  Orange County Court and as an assistant state attorney for that county. 
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Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Two New Justices to Florida Supreme Court

On Tuesday, DeSantis announced that South Florida Judge Renatha Francis will take the seat held by former Justice Robert Luck who was named to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by President Donald Trump. Francis will start her new duties in September due to state law requiring justices be members of the Florida Bar for at least ten years.

Business, Medical Groups Ask Ron DeSantis for Executive Order Protecting Healthcare Providers from Frivolous...

The groups asked DeSantis to issue an executive order on the matter and provided him with a model he could use.    
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Florida Reacts After Ron DeSantis Offers State of the State

I look forward to continuing our work on these issues together in 2020 and throughout the legislative session,” said Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) Sec. Halsey Beshears.

Ron DeSantis Names ‘Scalia-Like’ Robert Luck to Florida Supreme Court

Still less than a week into his term, on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis named Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court, the second appointment DeSantis has made to that court during his short tenure. 

Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Barbara Lagoa to Florida Supreme Court

Less than 24 hours after he was sworn in, Gov. Ron DeSantis named Florida Third District Court of Appeals Judge Barbara Lagoa, a conservative, to the Florida Supreme Court. Lagoa, the first Hispanic woman to...

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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