Florida Business Daily
The state Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted in favor of a bill that would allow prejudgment interest to be tacked on to awards in personal injury cases in Florida.
A similar bill was approved by a House subcommittee and has moved to that body’s Judiciary Committee.
Business leaders and tort reform advocates are watching the progress of the bills with some alarm, arguing it is another hit against the business community in a state that already has “one of the worst legal climates of all the states.”
That is the view of David Hart, executive vice president with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, who said the business community is very concerned about the legislation.