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Cap on Attorney Fees ruled Unconstitutional - Workers Comp Rate Hike considered Likely

In ruling that Florida's mandatory cap on attorney fees is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court has opened the door to higher claims costs, a workers compensation rate increase and additional litigation.

In Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Co. et al., the Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in April that the state's law on attorney fees hinders an injured worker's ability to get legal representation.

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