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Florida’s New Tort Reform: The Impact on Attorneys and Potential Litigants

May 2, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Live GoToWebinar
$50 for Solo & Small Firm Section Members

Live GoToWebinar by Michal Meiler, Ver Ploeg & Marino, Miami, and moderated by Joshua Hertz, Miami Lakes. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $50. All registrants have 90-day, on-demand access. Course number 7397 is approved for 1 CLE; 1 Civil Trial certification credit. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $50 and have 90-day, on-demand access. REGISTER

Course Description:  Michal Meiler focuses on insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation. She will detail the impact of this new act, having recently testified in hearings before the Florida legislature on the proposed tort reform. HB 837/SB 236, which became law upon signing on March 24, 2023, contains significant tort litigation changes favoring insurers and business owners.  The new law includes new challenges in bringing premises liability actions, caps on medical damages, a reduction in the statute of limitations for negligence claims, elimination of one-way attorneys’ fees recovery, and makes it more difficult to sue for insurance bad faith. Join us for this most informative webinar.


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Michal Meiler is a Partner with Ver Ploeg & Marino, P.A. Ms. Meiler focuses her trial practice in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, representing policyholders and injured victims. Prior to joining VPM, she served as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami-Dade County.  She is admitted to practice before The Florida Bar; the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Meiler is an active member of the American Association for Justice (serving as Chair of the Insurance Law Section), the Florida Justice Association (serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair-Elect of the Women’s Caucus), the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, the Miami-Dade Bar, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She has been named as One to Watch in 2023 by Best Lawyers in America, a 2020 Top Up and Comer Under 40 by the South Florida Legal Guide, a 2020 On the Rise Honoree by the Daily Business Review, Rising Star by SuperLawyers and one of the 2018 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Ms. Meiler received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from George Washington University and earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.