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March 21, 2016

Florida’s Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking Cited in Story About Need for Sunshine State Legal Reforms

In discussing his organization’s legal reform priorities for next legislative session, Florida Justice Reform Institute president William Large cites ILR’s 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey, which found the Sunshine State to have “one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, ranking 44th out of 50.”

“And the individuals who answered the survey answered it by looking at a lot of different issues, including the state of affairs of scientific and technical evidence that was admitted, discovery issues, timeliness of cases staying on a docket, damages, treatment of class-action suits, treatment of tort and contract litigation, and treatment of enforcing meaningful venue requirements,” Large told Florida Business Daily.

Large cited Florida State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo (R-District 206) as one of the state’s leaders on legal reform, calling her “a strong advocate for civil justice reform” who “understands what this means for consumers in terms of increased costs, increased litigation.”

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