Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Report: South Florida Is The Top Judicial Hellhole® In The Country



South Florida is the top "Judicial Hellhole®" in the country according to the American Tort Reform Foundation.  The 2009/2010 report can be found HERE and an executive summary can be found HERE
Judicial Hellholes are places where judges systematically apply laws and court procedures in an inequitable manner, generally against defendants in civil lawsuits. In this eighth annual report, ATRF shines the spotlight on six areas of the country that have developed reputations for uneven justice. Many of the jurisdictions cited this year have been cited before, and positive reforms are often fought tooth-and-nail. Not coincidentally, the local or state economies in many of these Hellholes jurisdictions have suffered more than most during the latest recession. And while reasonable people may disagree about the specific rankings assigned to each, no one can reasonably argue that the jurisdictions cited in this report do not qualify as Judicial Hellholes.
The Madison/St. Clair Record wrote an article, titled "South Florida is top 'Judicial Hellhole'" which can be found HERE. Other articles are found at the following links: Sacramento Bee; Southeast Texas Record

1 comments:

adamsteinhoff said...

Jeff - I'm interested in how being in a 'Judicial Hellhole' creates a more risky environment for my South Florida computer network support business.

Does this mean that I am unlikely to get a fair shake if I am sued?

Thanks,

Adam

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