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.
This isn’t just about legal technicalities; it’s about New Yorkers’ livelihoods and ability to make ends meet.
Plaintiff-friendly courts tilt the scales of justice at will.
Report Reveals Ongoing Crisis and Urgent Need for Reform
Evolution in Legal Landscape and Emerging Challenges Highlighted
St. Louis’ Legal Woes Exposed as Trial Lawyer Contributions Stall Reform
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