Pandemic Spurs Renewed Calls for Liability Immunity from Nursing Homes & Other Health Care Groups

by Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director The reported death toll from COVID-19 in the nation’s nursing homes stands at nearly 7,000 and counting. The New York Times reports nearly 20 percent of deaths from the virus in the United States have been tied to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. With this backdrop, the Florida Health Care Association…

Chait Champions for Workers’ Comp Judge Raise

by Alyssa Davenport, FJA Communications Coordinator There are few, if any, attorneys in the state of Florida who have more knowledge, expertise, and experience with Workers’ Compensation Law than FJA member Richard Chait, of Touby, Chait & Sicking, PL. Most recently serving as the Chair of the FJA’s Workers’ Compensation Section and also serving on…

FJA Launches Its New Membership Newsletter

To keep members connected and informed, the FJA has launched its new e-newsletter, FJA® Discovery. Each issue will feature news about and for FJA members, such as upcoming networking events, spotlights on benefits members receive included in their FJA membership, resources to help members with their practice, and accomplishments and initiatives from FJA members throughout…

FJA Women’s Caucus is Family

by Alyssa Davenport, FJA Communications Coordinator They all wore white in a bold, inspiring, and motivating statement of strength, solidarity, and support. Indeed, it was a true celebration where the members of the Florida Justice Association Women’s Caucus marked the swearing-in of former FJA Women’s Caucus Chair Leslie Mitchell Kroeger to serve as president of…

Insurance Frustration Grows in Florida Panhandle

by Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director It’s been a year since Hurricane Michael hit Northwest Florida. Insurance companies’ failure to close legitimate claims related to the storm has caught the attention of lawmakers as thousands of Florida property insurance policyholders are stuck in limbo. The Florida Senate Banking & Insurance Committee this week took a…

Statement from Florida Justice Association President Leslie Mitchell Kroeger Regarding U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform Corporate Survey

Statement fromFlorida Justice Association President Leslie Mitchell KroegerRegarding U.S. Chamber of CommerceInstitute for Legal Reform Corporate SurveySeptember 18, 2019 “The Florida Justice Association agrees that it is critical to have a strong, robust system of justice where people can vindicate their rights. Access to our courts and trial by jury are cornerstone rights established in…