Premises Liability Reform: SB 1946 (2002)
Reversed the Florida Supreme Court’s Nov. 15, 2001 ruling in
Reversed the Florida Supreme Court’s Nov. 15, 2001 ruling in Owens v. Publix, which shifted the burden of proof to the defendant. Owens requires defendants to demonstrate that: (1) they had no actual or constructive knowledge of a hazard that would have allowed a responsible defendant to remedy that hazard and prevent injury; or (2) a pattern of neglect did not exist.
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Florida Lawmakers Pass Landmark Legal Reform
HB 837 heads to Governor’s desk
Transparency in Tort Reform
This letter-to-the-editor was originally published by the Tampa Bay Times in response to their March 13, 2023 article “Florida lawmakers want to help insurance companies by limiting lawsuits.“ The “tort […]
The 3rd Circuit’s bankruptcy gift to the trial bar
Our civil justice system is intended to resolve issues among parties & provide clarity on the law. But in this situation, the 3rd Circuit failed to do either.
Florida Lawsuit Abuse Reform Prioritized by Governor and Legislative Leaders
American Tort Reform Association leads on advocating for transparency in damages in civil cases
A Time for Choosing at the National Association of Attorneys General
This op-ed was originally published by Real Clear Policy. There’s a growing chorus of criticism against the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) for the organization’s perceived political bias and […]
Lawyers Win Big From J&J Bankruptcy Decision
Over 40,000 claimants have been relegated to an overburdened and inefficient civil justice system.