Key Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation Set for Committee Action

Following a workshop on the issue last week, the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee this week is expected to vote on workers’ compensation reform. The Florida Justice Association supports responsible reforms to provide statutory and rate reforms that return workers’ compensation back to its stated purpose: To help injured workers get healthy and back on…

BREAKING NEWS: Florida Supreme Court declines to adopt Daubert or “Same Specialty” as Rules

In a major victory for civil justice advocates, the Florida Supreme Court has declined to adopt, to the extent they are procedural, the changes to the Florida Evidence Code and statutes created by the 2013 passage of the Daubert and “Same Specialty” legislation. In its declination of both Daubert and “Same Specialty” the Court wrote:…

A Victory in Workers’ Compensation

On November 23, the 73 page Order from Judge Karen Gievers was released regarding workers’ compensation rates. It finds that NCCI violated the Sunshine Law, and it enjoins the workers’ compensation premium rate increase from going into effect on December 1st. Congratulations to plaintiff Jim Fee and his legal team, as well as everyone else…