Florida Legislature : Unclog Our Courts!
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Trial lawyers are trying to game the system and flood our courts with frivolous litigation. Support legal reforms that will reduce junk lawsuits and unclog our courts!
To Florida Legislature:
Florida has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the nation. Trial lawyers are clogging our courts with frivolous litigation and gaming the system with bogus lawsuits related to home repairs and auto insurance. The time to fix the problem is now! I urge you to support legal reforms that will unclog our courts.
There are two specific reforms that can be passed this year. First, the legislature must deal with assignment of benefits lawsuits, where shady contractors team up with trial lawyers to perform unnecessary or shoddy repairs, and then sue insurers. When hurricanes rip through our state the last thing we need is trial lawyers ripping off homeowners and driving up insurance rates.
Second, the legislature must pass “bad faith” reforms as part of any changes to Florida’s auto insurance system. Bad faith lawsuits, where trial lawyers game the system to file huge claims, make auto insurance more expensive for everyone.
I urge you to pass these sensible legal reforms and keep frivolous lawsuits out of our courts.