Sen. Brandes’ Florida Chamber-Backed Bill Would Help Improve Florida’s Legal Climate

This week, Florida Senators will take up a bill that would help reform Florida’s bottom-10 legal climate, which costs Florida’s families nearly $3,400 each year in hidden lawsuit taxes. However, Florida Senators will also hear a bill that could make Florida’s legal climate even worse.

There are two ways for you to get involved:

SUPPORT Senator Jeff Brandes’ bill to fix Florida’s costly legal climate.

SB 1088 sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes (R- St. Petersburg) helps reform Florida’s broken legal system by providing a certain time limit for an insurer to assess and remedy a claim.

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Send an email to key Senators voting on SB 1088. Don’t wait, as lawmakers will vote on the bill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

OPPOSE SB 794, which would further damage Florida’s legal climate.

SB 794 allows interest to be charged on damages from the date the injury or tort occurred, not from the date the legal decision was made. Delays in the legal system, which might not be due to the defendant, will only further drive up the cost of personal injury lawsuits. The result is that more companies will be forced to settle to avoid increased legal costs as a result of additional interest in a drawn out legal system.

Please take a moment now to contact these key legislators.

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Send an email to key Senators voting on SB 794. Don’t wait, as lawmakers will vote on the bill at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.