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The American Tort Reform Association’s annual Judicial Hellholes® report had some good news for South Florida:  It dropped off ATRA’s Judicial Hellholes list, on which it had been cited the past nine years, largely as a result of what ATRA said was its “gradual success at addressing excessive liability and litigation abuses.”  The report noted in particular reform of the state’s no-fault auto insurance coverage law, “which had led to an alliance between personal injury lawyers and fly-by-night clinics that milk the system and drive up Florida’s insurance rates.” 

Of course, according to ATRA, Florida “still has its problems, such as gamesmanship of the state’s bad faith law.” ATRA also said that the outcome of a pending challenge to the state’s limit on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, which had “particularly improved access to healthcare in South Florida, could influence where this jurisdiction lands next year.” 

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