Florida Enacts Far-Reaching Tort Reform Bill, Shifting Liability Burden for Negligence Cases.

On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/CS/HB 837 into law, bringing significant changes to Florida's negligence liability system. The bill replaces the state's pure comparative negligence system, shortens the statute of limitations for general negligence actions, and modifies premises liability law for negligent security claims. The new law also limits contingency-fee multipliers and requires new disclosures for obtaining medical treatment. With a rush to file lawsuits before the effective date, HB 837 is expected to have a significant impact on companies facing tort liability in Florida. Read more>>>Florida Enacts Major Tort Reform and Bad-Faith Insurance Claim Legislation - Lexology