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Claimants' Attorney Fees Jump 36%

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | 471 | 0 | 0 min read

Florida business leaders are saying “told you so” after the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims reported that claimants’ attorney fees increased 36% in the latest fiscal year. After decreasing for 11 straight years, there was a slight bump in claimants' attorney fees during the fiscal year ending in June 2016. But the $185,676,766 paid between July 2016 and June is the most since the $188,701,256 paid during the fiscal year ending in 2008. David Langham, deputy chief judge of the OJCC, said all signs point to increased litigation following the state Supreme Cou...

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