Articles in Category: 'Trial Lawyers'

By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: June 12, 2012 3:55 AM
Florida voters were sold a bill of goods in 1976 when they voted to quit electing judges at the appellate level -- including the Florida Supreme Court -- and move to what is called "merit retention."
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 3, 2010 4:05 AM
Trial lawyers are getting the bum's rush at the Legislature, where a Republican supermajority -- led in the Senate by right-minded President Mike Haridopolos -- will push aggressively for tort reform next year.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 21, 2010 4:05 AM
Now that the Florida Supreme Court has given Amendments 5 and 6 a clear run to the Nov. 2 ballot, it's up to voters to decide whether the so-called FairDistricts proposals will make for improved representation in the Legislature and in Congress.
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: May 27, 2010 12:02 AM
Unsuccessful in attempts to scuttle property insurance changes pushed by the industry, the state’s trial lawyer organization is turning its attention to a potentially more sympathetic target: Gov. Charlie Crist.

The Florida Justice Association is asking the governor to veto SB 2044, an industry-backed property insurance package that, among other things, makes it easier for companies to raise rates and requires policyholders to prove they are replacing the items that have been destroyed.
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