Florida Turning Away from Private Law Firms?

Florida is looking to take its plaintiffs’ work in-house The Florida legislature is considering multiple bills — Senate Bill 1370 and House Bill 215 — that would limit the state’s attorney general’s ability to contract with outside attorneys. Most states allow government officials to contract with private attorneys to work on larger cases, particularly large pieces of litigation.

Why this bill? People get upset seeing lawyers collect huge contingency fees from the state. But the state would not fund and stuff, for example, the tobacco litigation. But everyone is so worried about trial lawyers getting over on the public that they would rather have nothing than 60% of something.

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