Slip and falls are common lawsuits filed against grocery stores and other businesses. Damages in these types of suits can actually be very high, because many are severely hurt as a result. Now some big businesses are lobbying state lawmakers and Governor Rick Scott to cut awards in these types of lawsuits. Businesses often facing lawsuits would thus save large amounts of money if the change is approved.
Publix Super Markets and Walt Disney World are leading the way to convince lawmakers to “rewrite the way medical damages are determined if a business is found responsible for an accident, whether a customer slips in the aisle of a grocery store or a tourist is hurt aboard a theme-park ride.” They are the largest donors of the Florida Justice Reform Institute, which is lobbying Tallahassee for the lower damages limits.Read More