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May 2, 2017

In the News Today – May 2, 2017

Business Community Backs Florida Senate Bill to Reform Attorney Fee Awards in Some Property Disputes: Supporters of a bill restructuring the way attorneys’ fees are awarded in some property disputes are urging the Florida Senate to pass a bill (HB 1421) to restructure the way attorneys’ fees are awarded in some property disputes are urging the Florida Senate to tackle the issue. “We need to get the Senate to pass this bill,” said William Large, president of the Florida Justice Reform Institute. “Somebody is paying for this, and that somebody is the insured who are paying higher premiums.” (Florida Business Daily)

Construction Defect Reform Bill Advances: The Colorado Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee voted unanimously to advance construction defect reform legislation. Businesses say the bill is needed, as “it’s been far too easy for homeowners’ associations to launch multi-million dollar class-action lawsuits, driving up costs and making it prohibitive to build projects.” The House already has passed the bill; the Senate is expected to easily pass the legislation. (Colorado Statesman)

Columnist Urges Kennedy to Support FACT Act: Writing in the Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, LA), guest columnist Shane Comeaux urges U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) to support the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act. “By supporting the FACT Act, Kennedy can protect Louisiana jobs and ensure those suffering from mesothelioma and other ailments receive the compensation they deserve.” (Daily Comet)

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