Tort Reform


Florida Legislature Finally Passes Substantial Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

(April 24, 2019) – The seventh time was the charm for the Florida
Legislature, as the state Senate today passed House-passed reforms to stem the
flood of abusive…

, BestWire
Florida House Approves Assignment of Benefits Reform Legislation
R.J. Lehmann

From BestWire:

The nonpartisan R Street Institute, a free-market advocacy organization, commended the House vote.”With similar legislation, S.B. 122, currently in the Senate Rules…

R Street Praises Florida House Passage of Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

(April 11, 2019) – The R Street Institute commends the Florida House of
Representatives for passage of H.B. 7065, legislation intended to address the
state’s epidemic of…

2018 Insurance Regulation Report Card
R.J. Lehmann

In 2018, we saw progress toward more competitive insurance markets. Residual property insurance mechanisms continued to shrink. Several states, notably Missouri, moved to loosen systems for filing…

, Insurance Journal
Florida legislature will regret failing to tackle AOB abuse
R.J. Lehmann & Marc Hyden

For the sixth time in six years, the Florida Legislature adjourned its annual session having tried, and failed, to address the assignment-of-benefits (AOB) crisis that is driving up homeowners…

, Orlando Sentinel
60 percent spike in Florida home insurance rates without benefit-assignment reform
R.J. Lehmann

With just a month left in Florida’s 2018 legislative session, we are no closer than we were at the end of each of the past five sessions when it comes to resolving the assignment-of-benefits (AOB)…

R Street policy study urges compromise to address Florida’s assignment-of-benefits crisis
David Bahr

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2018) – With just a month left in the Florida Legislature’s 2018 session, it is urgent that lawmakers find a way to move past their current deadlock to reform the state’s…

Addressing Florida’s assignment-of-benefits crisis
R.J. Lehmann

The Florida Legislature is once again attempting to address the state’s assignment-of-benefits litigation crisis. Earlier efforts at reform failed in each of the 2013-2017 legislative sessions. This…

, Insurance Journal
AOB abuse tops agenda at Florida Chamber insurance summit
Christian Cámara

The Florida Chamber of Commerce brought together regulators, lawmakers, insurance industry executives and other stakeholders last week for the chamber’s annual insurance summit. Through several panel…

CFPB’s recent rule shows everything that’s wrong with Washington
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this month finalized a rule forbidding financial services firms from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts with consumers. The rule is…