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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT….Florida Politics: “Jimmy Patronis vows legislation combating ‘the constant threat’ of COVID-19 lawsuits”

5/20/2020

 
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT….
Florida Politics: “Jimmy Patronis vows legislation combating ‘the constant threat’ of COVID-19 lawsuits”
“Jimmy Patronis vows legislation combating ‘the constant threat’ of COVID-19 lawsuits”
Florida Politics
A.G. Gancarski
May 19, 2020
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Businesses in Florida are wary of legal exposure in the post-COVID-19 climate, but they have at least one prominent advocate in the Cabinet.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis, a Republican serving his first full term in office, announced Tuesday his intention to push legislation that would protect businesses from the “constant threat” of lawsuits.
 
“We can’t allow our state’s recovery to be inhibited by the constant threat of lawsuits that will put people out of business and inevitably jack up insurance rates for people who are trying to make an honest living. I think it’s important that leaders take a stand sooner-than-later to make it clear to Florida businesses that we’ve got their backs,” Patronis said.
 
“This legislation will get Florida back to work by taking away incentives for lawyers to engage in predatory ‘sue and settle’ tactics, and shield small businesses from liability for COVID-19-related claims while still allowing legitimate lawsuits based on ‘reckless disregard for human life’ to move forward.”
 

  
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 

Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).