Tort reform supporters seem buoyed by the formation of a new Florida Chamber of Commerce panel called the Council of General Counsels as well as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ call for a second 2022 special legislative session to deal with the property insurance crisis.

DeSantis called for the special session of the Legislature last month in the wake of Hurricane Ian and rising home insurance premiums around the state. 

The state Chamber of Commerce group was announced during the chamber’s recent annual meeting. The Council of General Counsels, which will be made up of chamber members’ general counsels, litigation directors and risk-management personnel, will advocate for strategies on how to improve Florida’s civil litigation system.