TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida House and Senate passed bills on
tort reform that affect the rights of visitors to sue hotels,
tourist attractions, restaurants, beaches, shopping malls and
parking lots for negligence.
The House bill (HB-3875) gives business owners who implement
certain security measures the presumption that they have provided
adequate security against crimes committed by nonemployees. The
Senate bill (SB-874) is less sweeping in that provision.
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers said it opposes the House
Both pieces of legislation went to conference committee.