Malpractice is bad, More Lawsuits is Worse

In recent years, Florida has become a hotbed for medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Hurricane with a chance of fraudulent AOB claims

In Florida, it is far from uncommon for residents to need repairs to their homes. Whether it be a tropical storm, a hurricane, or any other common cause of damage to Florida homes, our residents rely on their insurance to come through for them.

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Small Businesses Vulnerable to Lawsuit Abuse

Florida’s courts are being commandeered by con artists and fraudsters, earning massive paydays at the expense of everyday small business owners.

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Lawsuit Costs Drive Up Insurance Costs

Lawsuit abuse is a significant cost driver in Florida’s property insurance market. Bad actors and third-party contractors are turning consumers’ insurance policies into a cash cow for themselves.

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Elected Officials Should Keep Campaign Promises to Support Florida Businesses

Hispanic-run businesses are the backbone of Florida’s economy. They make up over 30-percent of the state’s small business sector, with well over 780,000 businesses providing much-needed goods, jobs, and services to their communities.

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Florida’s Property Insurance Rates Continue to Rise

As a small businesswoman, I have to watch every dollar that flows in and out of my business. Unfortunately, that dollar seems to have become

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — More homers, fewer singles

Florida’s trial lawyers sure know how to play defense. Lawmakers are nearing the halfway mark of the 2022 Legislative Session, and it looks

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Florida avoids “judicial hellhole” label, but…

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released its 2022 lawsuit economic impact report on Wednesday, detailing the state’s legal climate, and the results were mixed.

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Tom Gaitens:‭ ‬Florida‭’‬s‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Judicial Landscape

As we‭ ‬continue the‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Florida legislative session,‭ ‬it is instructive to look both at where we are and‭ ‬where we going as a state as it relates…

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Ron DeSantis, Florida Supreme Court earn praise in ‘Judicial Hellholes’ report

Despite the Legislature landing on a watch list of “Judicial Hellholes,” the Florida Justice Reform Institute says Florida has…

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Small Businesses Threatened by Litigation

As we almost get through this last wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida businesses can at least rest assured that…

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Legislators need to tackle Florida’s lawsuit pandemic

Many small businesses across Florida are just now starting to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. After a chaotic…

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Mike McCallister: Helping Florida Businesses Starts in the Courtroom

With the COVID-19 delta variant recently impacting the Sunshine State’s economy in a big way, Florida businesses were…

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Tort Costs Weigh Down Economic Progress

Economic growth is a topic of nearly constant discussion and debate in almost every community around the United States, especially as we…

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Tort Costs Weigh Down Economic Progress

Economic growth is a topic of nearly constant discussion and debate in almost every community around the United States…

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County Commission slashes building fees amid criticism of new spending for building inspectors

Marion County commissioners this week slashed fees for building permits. But, simultaneously, critics denounced the board’s parallel plan for…

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Florida Legislature Needs to Focus on Property Insurance Reform

I want to thank the Florida Legislature for its hard work and wisdom in passing COVID liability protections earlier this year…

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Lawsuits are Driving Up Healthcare Costs

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for many people to start taking their healthcare more seriously…

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‘Florida law, a Property Owner can be Held Liable for an Injury on Their Property’

There is a lot on business owners’ plates, especially as we fully adjust back from the pandemic restrictions. One thing that…

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Understanding the Impact of Excessive Litigation on Small Business

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was troubling to see news stories about potential lawsuits against small…

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Veteran business owners deserve protection

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all Floridians hard, but veterans are struggling more than most. From rising health-care…

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The healthcare community deserves protection

Since the beginning of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers have been at the forefront of the fight…

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State is struggling with lawsuit glut

Florida is home to millions of seniors and retirees on fixed incomes who want nothing more than to enjoy the Sunshine…

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Guest column: The economic impact frivolous lawsuits cost Florida

All Floridians could use a monetary bonus, one that would help the bottom line of every family, each business — large or…

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Shut down meritless coronavirus-related lawsuits that force businesses to settle

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many of Florida’s vulnerabilities. As we finally return to some sense of…

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Runaway litigation harmful to small business

As a former small hotelier, I know that two over-looked champs for our economy are the small restaurants and hotels…

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Katie Morris: A Veto of SB 54 Will Protect Consumers

The ideas behind the development of legislation reforming or reorganizing Florida’s automobile insurance are well intended…

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Florida business leaders unveil 2021 lawsuit impact report

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released their 2021 lawsuit economic impact report on Thursday, detailing the state’s legal climate amidst the backdrop of the pandemic…

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Tom Gaitens Looks to ‘Level’ Work Playing Field, Raise Awareness for Lawsuit Reform

As of yesterday, it has become public that Tampa Area businessman, Tom Gaitens, will be the new Executive Director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse…

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Tom Gaitens named executive director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Tom Gaitens has been tapped to serve as the new executive director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (FLCALA)…

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COVID Liability Protection on Deck During Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session

Well, it is time for the 2021 legislative session to begin again…

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Stop frivolous lawsuits

I’ve been a small business owner for as long as I can remember…

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Hardworking employers targeted by exploitative lawsuits

Like everyone else, the ongoing pandemic has weighed heavily on employers…

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Protect businesses from COVID-19 litigation

As the COVID-19 crisis drags on, businesses across Florida have begun to reopen in line with guidance from the Governor’s office and public health officials…

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Stop Excessive COVID-19 Litigation

Americans are addicted to lawsuits…

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Protect Veteran-Owned Businesses Against Frivolous COVID-19 Litigation

As a retired Air Force general, I have immense empathy for those fighting on the front lines in the war against COVID-19…

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The Legislature Needs to Look at Premises and COVID-19 Lawsuit Reform

Lawsuits put a well-documented strain on employers and job creators across our great state…

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Lawsuit abuse hurts Florida’s economy and consumers

It’s fair to assume that when it comes to abuse of our judicial system, most people don’t consider it to impact their daily lives and that unless you’re a lawyer or a judge, you don’t really have to worry about it…

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Too Many Malpractice Lawsuits Hurt Doctors, Nurses, and Patients

We read all the time about medical malpractice lawsuits generating tens of thousands of dollars, but we should remember that letting them get out of hand, like they are here in Florida, does major damage to healthcare providers and makes treatment less accessible for patients…

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The Morning Show with Preston Scott

Preston Scott interviews Florida NFIB Executive Director Bill Herrle…

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Protect small business from frivolous lawsuits

Legal billing is driving up costs for everyone when we are all already struggling through COVID-19…

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Florida’s Hispanic Communities Hurt by Lawsuit Epidemic

One of the most overlooked problems stemming from Florida’s overabundance of lawsuits is the effect it has on the most vulnerable people in the state. This is especially true for small businesses owned by members of the state’s Hispanic community…

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Lawyers take advantage of the pandemic

I’ve worked as a healthcare professional for over 25 years, and I’ve never witnessed anything like what’s been happening in the past few months – and I’m not talking about the global pandemic. I’m talking about the way that some lawyers have been leveraging COVID-19 for their own personal benefit…

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Protecting businesses to safeguard veterans

With the COVID-19 pandemic far from over, veterans of the United States and armed forces continue to suffer through the reality of higher costs for groceries, medicines, and other necessities that have gone up due to a combination of public health restrictions and excessive lawsuits…

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Overinflated Damages, Higher Cost of Insurance

If you’ve noticed an increase in your insurance costs, you’re not alone. For many Floridians, rising insurance costs have become the new norm, and overinflated medical damages in personal injury lawsuits are largely to blame…

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Enact tort reform to end lawsuit abuse

As the economy reopens, prices continue to rise at the grocery store and beyond. Of course, issues related to COVID-19 are responsible, but there is also another reason most don’t consider: runaway lawsuits clogging our courtrooms…

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LETTER: Covid-19 and lawsuits

During a crisis, it is unfortunate that some folks look for an opportunity just to game the system…

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Letter: Fix how courts evaluate medical damages

Every year it seems like medical bills in Florida climb higher and bring insurance rates up along with them…

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Lawsuits imperil small businesses

One letter to The News-Press recently detailed the ways that lawsuit abuse is hurting Florida’s small businesses and, in turn, the state economy as a whole. Learn more about what they think can be done to alleviate the lawsuit abuse burden on the state’s small businesses…

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Florida’s Business Community Eyeing Tort Reform

Frivolous lawsuits are a major problem for Florida businesses. Florida Daily reports on a recent roundtable discussion featuring many of the state’s business leaders, who talked about the issue and what can finally be done to ease the costs of lawsuit abuse for Florida businessowners…

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Florida must continue to make strides in fighting lawsuit abuse

Florida took an important step toward curbing lawsuit abuse by passing Assignment of Benefits reform, but the state can’t stop now. This article in The Florida Times-Union takes a look at how the recent reform will help, with an eye toward what should come next…

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Small businesses hardest hit by lawsuit abuse

Lawsuit abuse comes with a cost, and we all foot the bill. Unfortunately, this can have devastating consequences for the small businesses that help our communities thrive. In the Orlando Sentinel, NFIB Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle outlines a new report released alongside CALA showing how small businesses and their employees are hurt by the copious lawsuit abuse allowed to run rampant in the state…

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Tort reform advocates outline legislative agenda

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse was recently joined by NFIB Florida to discuss the state’s most recent legislative session, as well as to rollout out the latest CALA report revealing the damage lawsuit abuse inflicts on the Florida’s communities and small businesses. See this piece by Florida Politics to learn why, while Assignment of Benefits reform may be a good start, there is still more work to do in the session ahead…

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Putting Safety First

In this letter to Tallahassee Reports, one local businessowner discusses the reverberating effects that worker’s compensation suits can have on small businesses, and why such issues are often better addressed outside of the courtroom…

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Guest Column: Our state badly needs tort reform

As Raymond Johnson writes in this piece, not all lawyers are bad, but there are too many bad ones running amok in Florida. By taking advantage of Assignment of Benefits Agreements, they have managed to inflate insurance claims, squeezing insurance companies for millions and forcing them to raise rates, which means small businesses and everyday Americans are left to foot the bill…

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Lawsuits are hurting Florida’s nursing homes and patients

Illustrating the dire consequences of letting lawsuit abuse run rampant, William Large looks at the suits trial lawyers are currently pursuing against Florida nursing homes. Without action, Large says, seniors around the state could experience a drop in their quality of care…

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DON BROWN: Inaccuracy in damages a problem in Florida

Don Brown, a former Florida state representative, discusses the dire need for lawsuit reform in the Florida legislature and the state’s recent ranking as a ‘Judicial Hellhole…’

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Litigation continues to drive up insurance premiums

Frivolous lawsuits are causing Floridians’ health, car and homeowner insurance policies to skyrocket to unaffordable levels, In the past, the Florida legislature has failed to address this issue, but Governor Ron DeSantis’s Supreme Court picks could influence and push for a legislative solution…

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‘Flawed’ tort laws cost state $11.8B in lost productivity, 126,000 jobs a year

According to a Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse study, tort costs have caused Florida to lose $11 billion in productivity. Florida Justice Reform Institute, a Tallahassee- based group, has been lobbying for tort reform for years and support CALA’s efforts…

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Why Florida needs tort reform to stop wasteful litigation

Tort reform is a slow process and it can seem impossible, especially when advocating for substantive improvements that curtail income to trial lawyers. The worst thing Floridians can do here is nothing, it’s time to stand up for our businesses and communities and put an end to lawsuit abuse…

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