February 12, 2018

States’ Legal Reform Efforts in 2018 – Off and Running

PIP Car Insurance, Built to Curb Lawsuits, Spurs Record Pile Instead: A report from the Florida Justice Reform Institute found that the state’s no-fault insurance system, which was designed to reduce lawsuits, actually led to more filings. The law, combined with the growth of assignment of benefits lawsuits, has boosted insurance rates in the state, the report says. (Palm Beach Post)

Supreme Court Declines to Broaden Whistleblower Protections: In a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed a lawsuit against a California-based real estate trust because the whistleblower reported alleged wrongdoing internally and not to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Reuters)

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