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Attorney Fee Cap Passes First House Hurdle

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 524 | 0 | 1305 min read

The Florida House Commerce Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour. Rep. Joseph Geller The 18-8 vote was largely along party lines — with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed — for Proposed Committee Bill 18-01. The measure will receive a regular bill number before it advances to other committees. One Democratic lawmaker on the Commerce Committee said that even if the proposed legislation is passed into law, the state Supreme Court will strike it down as unconstitutional because it conflicts with the high...

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