The Impact of Florida’s Tort Reform Bill on Insurance Litigation

We wanted to bring your attention today to a new client alert two of our Insurance practice colleagues have written highlighting Florida’s recent tort reform bill and its impact on insurance litigation.

On March 24, 2023, a sweeping tort reform bill was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. House Bill 837 was touted by DeSantis as being designed to reduce frivolous lawsuits and prevent predatory practices of trial attorneys. Notably, the bill will have a significant impact on insurance litigation as it modifies the bad faith framework, eliminates one-way attorneys’ fees, shortens the statute of limitations for negligence claims and changes the comparative negligence standard.

Read the full article on the Faegre Drinker website.

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About the Author: Laura M. Wall

Laura Wall represents clients in complex civil litigation, class actions and arbitration proceedings in the insurance and financial services industries in federal and state courts. Laura has worked on matters involving the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the False Claims Act. Laura also has experience advising insurance company clients with respect to federal and state laws and regulations, such as data breach notification laws and insurance producer licensing requirements. Read Laura's full bio on the Faegre Drinker website.

About the Author: Dawn B. Williams

Dawn Williams defends insurance companies in complex civil litigation and class actions in federal and state courts across the country. Combining a thorough knowledge of class action procedure with an understanding of current regulatory developments, she counsels clients in disputes and about legal issues pertaining to life insurance and annuity products. Dawn has particular experience in cases related to the adequacy of disclosures in illustrations and marketing materials; sales practices; grace, lapse and other notices; and the administration of life insurance and annuity policies. View Dawn’s full bio on the Faegre Drinker website.

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