Tortious Law in Florida

(1) An employer who participates in a joint employment relationship under section 468.520 is not liable for the acts or omissions of another employer in that relationship or for the acts or omissions of a joint employee arising out of that relationship, provided that, (e) complaints, allegations or incidents of unlawful misconduct or workplace safety breaches, whatever the source, are liable to the employer; who wishes to avoid liability under this Division being declared by all other joint employers under the written contract constituting the joint employment relationship and that the employer who wishes to avoid liability under this Division has not failed to take appropriate action after receiving such a report in respect of a common worker; who has committed a crime, misdemeanour or misdemeanour. (5) The State and its authorities and subdivisions are liable for actions in tort or tort in the same manner and to the same extent as an individual in similar circumstances, but liability does not include punitive damages or interest for the period prior to judgment. Neither the State nor its agencies or subdivisions shall be liable to pay any claim or judgment of a person in excess of $100,000, or any claim or judgment or part thereof, which, when summarized with all other claims or judgments of the State or its agencies or subdivisions, arising out of the same incident or event, exceeds $200,000. However, one or more judgments may be claimed and rendered in excess of those amounts and may be settled and paid up to $100,000 or $200,000 under this Act; and that part of the judgment which exceeds these amounts may be notified to the legislature, but may be paid, in whole or in part, only by another Act of the legislature. Notwithstanding the limited waiver of sovereign immunity provided for in these Regulations, the State or an authority or subdivision of a State may, within the scope of the insurance coverage provided, agree to settle a claim or judgment against it without further intervention by Parliament, but the State or authority or subdivision thereof shall not be deemed to waive a defence of sovereign immunity or has therefore increased the limits of its liability. Obtain tort insurance coverage beyond the $100,000 or $200,000 waiver above. The limitations of liability set forth in this subsection apply to the State and its agencies and subdivisions, whether or not the State or its agencies or subdivisions enjoyed sovereign immunity before 1 July 1974. We handle tort cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we won`t get paid unless you do. The fees are calculated on the basis of a percentage of the total amount received in your case. (c) `preserve` means a foodstuff which has been industrially processed and prepared for human consumption and commercially packaged in such a way as to remain non-perishable for an appropriate period without chilling. (16) (a) The State and its authorities and subdivisions shall have the right to insure itself, enter into risk management programs or take out liability insurance for any coverage, or to have a combination of such coverage, outstanding claims, judgments and invoices for debts that they are required to pay under this Division.