How Conservative is the Big Insurance Push for State Government Control of Attorneys’ Fees?

By Ryan Banfill FJA Communications Director When President Richard Nixon enacted wage and price controls in the early 1970s, iconic conservative economist Milton Friedman cautioned that the policy would spur inflation despite creating the illusion of price stability. Friedman – who won a 1987 federal case seeking plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees – was right. Now, insurers…

Florida House Passes Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Florida House of Representatives this week passed the chamber’s approach to workers’ compensation reform, CS/HB 7085. While Florida’s big money business and insurance community is lining up behind the bill, advocates for employees believe the plan falls short for the 50,000 to 60,000 injured workers in Florida annually. “The injured worker deserves something, something,…