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  • Florida Passes Sweeping Tort Reform - Is this an end to Florida's Judicial Hellhole?

    Effective March 24, 2023, the litigation landscape in Florida changed.  Tort Reform has come to Florida with the passage of House Bill 837 by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Desantis on March 24, 2023.  The reforms bring a welcome relief to defendants and their insurance carriers in Florida, include sweeping changes to the law on insurance bad faith, reducing the statute of limitations from four years to two years, changing Florida from a pure comparative negligence state to modified comparative negligence and many other essential changes to level the playing field and to create transparency in the litigation landscape.  Click here to see our Florida Tort Reform Newsletter for further discussion of the key points of Florida's Tort Reform. 

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  • VLG and BVH founding partners selected as Leading Lawyers for 2015 - 2021
    Lori A. Vanderlaan
    August 2022 | Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company

    Lori Vanderlaan was chosen by her peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer from 2015-2021.  Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, employs a four-phase selection process which begins with surveys mailed to lawyers across Illinois.  Leading Lawyers asks lawyers to identify who among their peers they believe comprise the top lawyers within their respective region and/or area(s) of law, and only those lawyers who are most often recommended and later approved by the Leading Lawyer Advisory Board, are selected as Leading Lawyers.  Leading Lawyers comprise less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

  • BVH founding partner selected as Super Lawyer 
    Lori A. Vanderlaan
    August 2020 | Super Lawyers

    Lori Vanderlaan was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2020 through 2023. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.