Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, August 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Fire-damaged home has neighbors complaining of mold

Zombie foreclosures–unoccupied and neglected eyesores–can languish for years, Michael Scott Davidson reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Tower Hill Insurance Chairman Among Six Elected to Jockey Club

William Shively, Chairman and CEO of Tower Hill Insurance Group in Gainesville, Florida, was elected to Thoroughbred racing’s Jockey Club  this week, the Paulick Report notes.


Pasco County plans meetings highlighting flood issues

What does Pasco County have to do better to help save lives and property in the event of a catastrophic flood?  The Laker/Lutz News explains.


Federated National Holding Company Tops Small-Cap Stars

Federated National Holding Company gained 4.95% to $23.75 in morning trading today, reports.


Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban 

A federal judge has declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster reports via the “Political Fix Florida” blog. 


Florida set to get $1 billion of Bank of America settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a record settlement with Bank of America on Thursday that will provide $1 billion in relief for about 17,000 Floridians, the Miami Herald’s Michael Van Sickler reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.


Acquitted Miami Lakes mayor sues Florida Governor Rick Scott over suspension

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi sued Governor Rick Scott on Thursday in an effort to force him to revoke the suspension so Pizzi can reclaim his mayoral office, Jay Weaver reports via the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.


Lawsuits dog former Digital Domain directors

Digital Domain’s former CEO and board chairman John Textor, some past directors – including CFOs Jonathan Teaford and John Nichols – along with two underwriter firms and an auditing company are defendants named in four lawsuits filed since 2012 in St. Lucie County Circuit Court, Melissa Holsman reports via


Florida Judge Rules That Facebook Likes Aren’t Owned By Page Creators

In tossing suit by fan page creator against BET, judge says “likes” cannot be converted in the same manner as goodwill or other intangible business interests, Martin Beck reports on



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