Robot Cars Amendment to Delivery Drones Bill Defeated

Remember the milkman who delivered dairy products to your door? Now, legislation passed by the Senate Transportation Committee would clear the way for robots to make home deliveries. “These would be essentially sidewalk drones. They operate autonomously on sidewalks. They are able to cross roads. They understand when people are interacting with them,” Sen. Brandes…

Florida Law Helps Big Tobacco Delay Justice

It’s time to repeal Big Tobacco’s special law that gives them special treatment over Floridians. The special statute allows Big Tobacco to post a bond for a fraction of the amount of the judgment they owe, and then withhold payment of those judgments for years while Big Tobacco pursues endless appeals. This law favors Big…

Consideration of Prejudgment Interest Legislation Begins

The Florida Senate Rules Committee on Thursday began its consideration of legislation to allow for prejudgment interest on non-economic damages in tort cases. The proposal is similar to laws already on the books in 38 other states. The Committee accepted an amendment from Sen. Tom Lee, of Tampa, that provides discretion to judges on when…