Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017


Report:  The Southeast’s Storm Surge Risk and Florida’s Hurricane Wake-Up Call

The Southeast Coastal States CoreLogic examined in its Report of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina, account for at least 3.6 Million of the 6.9 Million Homes at Risk along the Gulf and Atlantic Coast.  Florida carries a whopping $536 Billion Reconstruction Cost Value, the highest of any of the 19 States.  Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.


Florida Swaps Out Septic Tanks For Sewers To Fight Coastal Pollution

In Florida, alarmed by what’s happening in the Lagoon, many Communities are beginning to Take Action.’s Greg Allen reports via WMFE.


Nebraska AG Warns of Florida-Based Insurance Scam

Officials say the Scam Artists are using Fake Google and Manta Listings bearing Blue Cross’s Logo and Web Address, along with bogus Physical Addresses in Omaha.  The Associated Press reports via U.S. News and World Report.


Honda Confirms 11th U.S. Death Tied to Ruptured Takata Airbag Inflator in Florida

The Japanese Automaker said the Incident occurred in Florida in June 2016 when an Individual was working on repairs on a 2001 Honda Accord and the Airbag Ruptured.  Reuters’ David Shepardson reports for Automotive News.


Insurance Carrier People’s Trust Insurance Expanding Its TechCanary Platform Deployment

Successful implementation supporting Sales Team/Agency relationship leads to Expansion to Call Center Direct Sales Team.


The Battle Between Airbnb and Hotels is Getting Dirty–and FIU is Caught In The Middle

In April, Leaked Documents from an American Hotel and Lodging Association Board Meeting revealed a detailed National Campaign to curb the growth of the Short-Term Rental Industry.  The Miami Herald’s Chabeli Herrera reports.


Palm Beach County Considering Suing Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

Palm Beach County is considering joining a growing number of States, Cities and Counties that have Filed Lawsuits accusing Drug Companies of Misleading Patients and Doctors about the Dangers of Prescription Pain Medication.  Skyler Swisher reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


Are Florida Uber Drivers Getting a Fair Shake?

As it turns out, Transportation Network Companies — Uber, Lyft and their Competitors —  aren’t doing a great job of taking care of the backbone of the Business, their Drivers. Publisher Nancy Smith reports.


ACLU, Others Sue Trump Voting Commission in Florida

The Florida Lawsuit asks a Judge to halt the Commission’s Work until it complies with Federal Laws and to Stop Transmission of Voter Data.  The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.


Florida Open Carry Ban Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

A challenge to the Florida Law preventing the Carry of Firearms Openly was Filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. reports.


Prison Officials, Disabled Inmates Reach Settlement

Under the Settlement Agreement finalized last week, the State promised, among other things, to provide Sign-Language Interpreters for Deaf Inmates and to Remove Architectural Barriers for Prisoners who use Wheelchairs.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports.


Scott Vows to Crack Down on Venezuelan Government

Governor Rick Scott, appearing in Doral on Monday at a Rally against the Government of Venezuela, said he plans to move ahead with a Proposal that would Ban any Organization that does Business with the Nicolás Maduro Regime from doing Business with the State of Florida.  The Miami Herald’s Alexandria Bordas reports via the Tampa Bay Times.


Florida Airports Rank Second in U.S. for Passenger Volume

Governor Rick Scott, citing a fresh round of Federal Statistics that place Florida’s Airport Passenger Volume at No. 2 in the Nation, is Crediting $1 Billion in State Funding for Boosting Traffic over the last six years.  The Sun-Sentinel reports via Crain’s Miami.


New Florida Law Requires Colleges to Spell Out Student Debt

The New State Law, which took Effect July 1 and Applies only to Federal Loans, is intended to help Students Keep Track of how much they Owe.  Annie Martin reports for the Orlando Sentinel.


U.S. Agency Moves to Allow Class-Action Lawsuits Against Financial Firms

The Nation’s Consumer Watchdog is Adopting a Rule on Monday that would pry open the Courtroom Doors for Millions of Americans.  The New York Times reports.


Insurers Say Legal Malpractice Claims Hold Steady But Defense Costs Rise

In its Seventh Annual Survey, Ames & Gough examined the trend by Polling Nine Leading Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance Carriers that on a combined basis provide Insurance to Approximately 80 Percent of the Top 100 Firms.  Insurance Journal reports.




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