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1. 768.737 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.737 768.737 Punitive damages; application in arbitration.—Where punitive damages are available as a remedy in an arbitration proceeding, ss. 768.72 , 768.725 , and 768.73 apply. When an award of punitive damages is made in an arbitration proceeding, the arbitrator who renders the award mus

2. 768.16 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.16 768.16 Wrongful Death Act.—Sections 768.16 - 768.26 may be cited as the “Florida Wrongful Death Act.”History.—s. 1, ch. 72-35; s. 105, ch. 2003-1.

3. 768.17 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.17 768.17 Legislative intent.—It is the public policy of the state to shift the losses resulting when wrongful death occurs from the survivors of the decedent to the wrongdoer. Sections 768.16 - 768.26 are remedial and shall be liberally construed.History.—s. 1, ch. 72-35; s. 106, ch. 2003

4. 768.22 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.22 768.22 Form of verdict.—The amounts awarded to each survivor and to the estate shall be stated separately in the verdict.History.—s. 1, ch. 72-35.

5. 768.23 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.23 768.23 Protection of minors and incompetents.—The court shall provide protection for any amount awarded for the benefit of a minor child or an incompetent pursuant to the Florida Guardianship Law.History.—s. 1, ch. 72-35.

6. 768.25 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.25 768.25 Court approval of settlements.—While an action under this act is pending, no settlement as to amount or apportionment among the beneficiaries which is objected to by any survivor or which affects a survivor who is a minor or an incompetent shall be effective unless approved by th

7. 768.26 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.26 768.26 Litigation expenses.—Attorneys’ fees and other expenses of litigation shall be paid by the personal representative and deducted from the awards to the survivors and the estate in proportion to the amounts awarded to them, but expenses incurred for the benefit of a particular surv

8. 768.24 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.24 768.24 Death of a survivor before judgment.—A survivor’s death before final judgment shall limit the survivor’s recovery to lost support and services to the date of his or her death. The personal representative shall pay the amount recovered to the personal representative of the decease

9. 768.72 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.72 768.72 Pleading in civil actions; claim for punitive damages.—(1) In any civil action, no claim for punitive damages shall be permitted unless there is a reasonable showing by evidence in the record or proffered by the claimant which would provide a reasonable basis for recovery of such

10. 768.19 f.s.
Abstract: F.S. 768.19 768.19 Right of action.—When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters, and the event would have entitled the person injured to maintain an action and recover d

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