Welcome to Southeast Takeaways, a weekly look at news of the legal profession that will highlight important developments to help you manage your firms, grow your practices and serve your clients better. We’ll bring you the most vital information from around ALM, but we’d love to hear from you too. I’m Raychel Lean and you can reach me at [email protected].

The COVID-19 pandemic was at the heart of most new class action lawsuits last year, when defense spending increased at more than double the rate of other litigation and Florida emerged as a hot spot.