Florida’s lawsuit climate is among the worst in the country at number 44 out of 50, representing an all-time low, according to a new national survey released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). Despite the state legislature’s efforts to improve the state’s legal environment, survey participants cited Miami/Dade County as one of the eight least fair court jurisdictions nationwide.

According to the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, 75 percent of senior company attorneys surveyed said a state’s lawsuit environment is likely to impact important business decisions at their company, including where to locate or expand. That is an 18 percent increase from eight years ago, and an all-time high.

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