If a Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge’s ruling that the new tort reform statute applies retroactively is upheld, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) Florida executive director Tom Gaitens said it will speed up the ability to mitigate the filing of thousands of legal actions intended to skirt the legislation.

A slew of legal actions were reportedly filed in March by trial attorneys trying to beat the deadline of the law’s effectiveness and the consequences imposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tort reform package. 

As previously reported in the Florida Record, Morgan & Morgan alone allegedly filed 25,000 complaints prior to the effective date of Gov. DeSantis’ overhaul of tort reform as a way to protect the plaintiff’s interest under the outgoing law. 

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