Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, December 28
Dec 28, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
High tides and storms created more havoc in South Florida during 2012 than many could remember in recent years, while Miami Beach and other communities began real planning for rising sea levels.
Aspiring nurse Heather Huckaby’s future lay ahead, beyond the ramp from Interstate 4 to northbound Interstate 95.
This blog post from the Daily Dish is tailor-made for my friend, Senator Jeff Brandes. Who is liable when a self-driving car gets in an accident?
A Florida appellate court has upheld the $15 million award to the survivors of an Edgewater woman in their lawsuit against the tobacco company, whose cigarettes they blamed for their mother’s lung cancer.
Florida’s Medicaid program likely will spend about $400 million less this year than what lawmakers expected when they drew up the state budget, according to updated estimates by state analysts.
Lee Memorial Health Systems has been ordered by the Florida State Legislature to pay $15 million in claims to a Florida family. Aaron Edwards, 15, suffered severe brain injuries at birth due to mistakes made at Healthpark Hospital.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is quoted in a NYT story that looks at the diminished clout of the tea party.
Port directors in Florida on Thursday backed the governor as the state awaits a response to his call for the White House to intervene in a pending longshoremen’s strike that could become a crippling, multibillion-dollar hit on the Florida economy.
- Florida Governor Scott and port executives say a strike will be devastating
- A dock worker strike likely no threat to Pensacola
South Florida lawmakers are preparing for 2013 by filing a slew of new legislation that among other things would encourage students to take Mandarin or Portuguese, ban texting while driving, crack down on nasty political ads and expand early voting.
A Florida-based company that relied on a network of 30,000 brokers, appraisers and other vendors to help it provide automated valuations, broker price opinions, inspections and appraisals for mortgage lenders, servicers and investors has closed its doors and will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
Southwest Airlines is headed to the Caribbean. Florida is becoming so full of Puerto Rican new arrivals that the low-cost airline will start new routes to the island, a travel industry development that highlights the political quandary facing Republicans candidates who are performing poorly among Hispanic voters.
Florida’s schools are adopting uniform academic standards shared with most other states, but the move is not creating the kind of uproar that’s surrounded some other major changes in public education.
A Jersey City, N.J. man has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against a group of insurers he says is denying claims based on an allegedly flawed definition of a “basement.”
Policies needed for alternative energy, building in flood-prone areas
Climate change is in part a result of a natural cycle of nature with a substantial assist from mankind. We can’t do much about Mother Nature but we can do lots of other things that may slow the process.
A New Jersey appellate court says a woman injured by a dog she was being paid to watch can sue the animal’s owners.
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