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Florida Supreme Court rules that Florida’s 1983 Water Quality Assurance Act permits recovery for personal injuries

On December 19, 2019, in Lieupo v. Simon’s Trucking, Inc., No. SC18-657, the Florida Supreme Court answered a certified question of great public importance from the Florida First DCA, concluding that Section 376.313(3), Florida Statutes, a section of the 1983 Water Quality Assurance Act which imposes strict liability for the discharge of certain types of pollutants, permits recovery of personal injury damages.