Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for
Legal Reform (ILR) issued the following statement today on the Florida
State Supreme Court's decision in the case of Estate of Michelle
Evette McCall v. United States of America concerning the
constitutionality of Florida's medical malpractice law:
"Today's decision by the Florida State Supreme Court guts common-sense
legal reform and serves to make Florida's already poor lawsuit climate
"Florida has consistently been ranked near the bottom of the Harris
ranking of the 50 state legal climates-ranking 41st in the
most recent survey.
Legal decisions such as these will only do more damage to Florida's
lawsuit reputation and harm its business climate."
ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative,
political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state,
and local levels.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation
representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all
sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and
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