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Florida Supreme Court rejects reasonable legal fees under Florida’s workers’ compensation statute

October 23, 2008

The Florida Supreme Court rejected NCLC’s argument that Florida’s workers’ compensation statute provides the sole standard (a percentage amount) for determining the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees. The Florida Insurance Commissioner warned that the court’s ruling is likely to translate into higher insurance premiums for businesses.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

January 31, 2008

NCLC filed a brief with the Florida Supreme Court defending the state legislature’s reform of the workers’ compensation statute, which, in relevant part, set out clear criteria for the determination of legal fees. The plaintiffs’ bar has claimed that this reform violated Florida’s constitution and deprives plaintiffs of their right to access the court system. In its brief, NCLC described the crisis, which led to the legislative reform and made clear that the limits on fees were reasonable.

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