April 28, 2006
Today the Florida Senate took the final legislative vote to pass class action reform. By a unanimous vote of 40-0, the Senate passed HB 7259. Senator Carey Baker (R-Eustis) explained that the bill limits class action membership to Florida residents in most instances and requires each class member to allege and prove actual damages. The bill applies to 4 areas of the law and will certainly curb costly and unnecessary litigation for Florida businesses.
AIF salutes Senator Baker as well as the entire Florida Senate for their leadership and support of this important legal reform. The bill will next be sent to the Governor to be signed into law.