Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Friday, April 21, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Senator Frank Artiles Resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a Scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against Two Lawmakers at a Tallahassee Bar.
The U.S. District for the Northern District of Florida granted a Summary Judgment in favor of American Casualty Insurance Co. and denied a similar Motion for the Tudor Insurance Co. in a Case to determine whether American Casualty was required to contribute to the Monetary Settlement of a Claim in involving a Party insured by both Companies. Richard Jones reports for the Florida Record.
Attorney General Pam Bondi Files Lawsuit against Nonbank. Ben Lane reports for HousingWire.com.
Over the next 5 years, Florida Insurance Rate Hikes are expected to Increase over 60% in Miami-Dade County alone. American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research President Steve Pociask writes for the Ft. Myers News Press.
The Bill promotes the fiction that Rideshare Operators and Drivers are somehow different from Taxis. The Tampa Bay Times’ Editorial Board writes.
In a pair of High-Profile Issues that could go on the Ballot next year, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday Approved Proposed Constitutional Amendments that would Restore Felons’ Voting Rights and Restrict the Expansion of Gambling in the State. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Palm Beach Post.
Lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a compromise measure on Winners of Public Records Lawsuits collecting Attorney Fees. Jim Rosica reports for FloridaPolitis.com.
The Florida House approved tough New Ethics Legislation Thursday barring Members of the Legislature and Statewide Elected Officials from Lobbying. FloridaPolitics.com reports.
With two weeks and change remaining in the 2017 Legislative Session, House and Senate Budget Leaders are Professing Optimism that they can resolve their differences and Adjourn on Time May 5. Michael Moline reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
President Donald Trump will Order the Treasury today to find and Reduce Tax Burdens and review Post-Financial Crisis Reforms that Banks and Insurance Companies have said hinder their ability to do business. Reuters reports via Insurance Journal.
The Texas House of Representatives has Approved House Bill 1559, which creates an Exemption for Entities Classified as an “Industrial Insured.” Insurance Journal reports.
Senate Bill 10 by Committee Chairman Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, is Lawsuit Reform Legislation aimed at stemming the problem of Storm-Chasing, Out-of-Town Attorneys blanketing local neighborhoods after a severe weather event like a Hailstorm to solicit Frivolous Lawsuits. Insurance Journal reports.
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