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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Commonwealth Law School

Monday, March 18, 2019

FL: Prospects for Tort Reform Increase

A newly reconfigured Florida Supreme Court and 6 tort reform bills mean the likelihood of tort reform in Florida has increased.  Newly elected Governor DeSantis made 3 appointments to the high court, turning a 4-3 conservative minority into a 6-1 majority.  There are 4 House bills and two in the Senate proposing tort reform.  Among other provisions, the bills would cap pain-and-suffering damages at $1M, without the jury being informed, and reform "bad faith" suits.  Florida Watchdog has details.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2019/03/fl-prospects-for-tort-reform-increase.html

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