Joseph F. Rich was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the important changes to Florida’s tort laws.
In the article, Joe says, “While it would be hard to predict the consequences of the statute of limitations change for cases unrelated to insurance coverage disputes, he still expected there to be practical implications for all other categories of litigation. In insurance, he says, the tighter statute of limitations should have implications beyond just giving plaintiffs less time to sue.”
Joe also says, “It's also a reduction in time for parties to explore pre-suit resolution of their claims or disputes. While two years seems like a lot of time, in a complex case it's probably insufficient to allow the parties to have a meaningful discussion before a lawsuit is filed, and they could potentially generate more litigation now that you have that shorter clock running."
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