From Sunshine State News:

The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., has issued a press release praising the recent order by Judge Richard Lazzara of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissing a lawsuit by chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists that sought to block implementation of reforms passed last year to Florida’s personal injury protection auto insurance system.

…Lazzara added that the statutory restrictions in the PIP reform law do not appear to impinge on the plaintiffs’ liberties to follow their chosen professions. In a press release, R Street Florida Director Christian R. Cámara called the decision a victory for Florida consumers.

“Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature heard the calls from Florida consumers about their runaway auto insurance costs and took action to cut out the fraud and unscrupulous claims that were driving up rates,” Cámara said in the release. “The federal court did the right thing in upholding those cost-saving, pro-consumer reforms by throwing out this lawsuit. It is unfortunate that opponents of reform who couldn’t get their way in the Capitol last year insist on using the courts to legislate on their behalf.”

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