Florida’s Wrongful Death Law: Changes Coming

Florida legislators have the nerve to consider adding common sense to Florida’s wrongful death act. Really, the nerve. The inertia to change the law began with the family of a Florida teenager who disappeared over 30 years ago whose wrongful death lawsuit against the killer is barred by Florida’s wrongful death statute of limitations of two years even though the body was found just last year. Florida Senator Jeremy Ring has called Florida’s wrongful death law “antiquated and ineffective.”
It is awful injustices like these that make legislatures look at the bigger picture.

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