Slip and Fall Bill Held Not Retroactive

The US District Court for the Middle District of Florida has ruled in response to a defendant’s “Motion for Determination Regarding Applicability of Florida Statutes…” that Ch. 2010-8, Laws of Fla., the 2010 legislation that changed the rules regarding the liability of business premises owners for transitory foreign substances, is a substantive change and cannot be applied retroactively to an already-accrued cause of action.  John McLaughlin, of Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, P.A., Tampa, is handling the case for the plaintiffs; thanks to Michael McLaughlin for bringing it to our attention.

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