Today, the Florida Supreme Court declined jurisdiction to hear Florida Workers’ Advocates v. State of Florida, a fourth workers’ comp case that had been appealed to the higher court. A lower court, the 11th Circuit Court in Miami, had declared the entire workers’ compensation statute unconstitutional.
Despite today’s victory for the business community, three cases still remain before the Florida Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the workers’ comp system. A decision against the business community in any one of these cases could have a significant impact on rates. The Florida Chamber has filed or noticed friend of the court briefs on the three pending cases before the Court.
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