As a caterer, inflation, higher taxes, and higher insurance rates mean two things: I have to charge more, but I still make less money. And my customers are footing the bill.
Because of this, I was really proud of Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for taking steps to reform our runaway lawsuits that definitely cross the line as frivolous. The number of attorney ads and encouragements to sue, sue, sue have had their effect over the years.
According to the American Tort Reform Association, Florida just exited the judicial hellholes list, and the tort reform action should keep us off. From my understanding, the main reform that should keep us in good stead over the next few years is the adjustment that prevents people who have at least a 51% proportion of contributing to their own injury or crisis from lodging a claim seeking deep pockets. That means lawsuits will be minimized, and
insurance rates should go down. Win-win for everyone.
Lisa Frazier, Small Business Owner