Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, July 25, 2014

Jul 25, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Unlicensed work at condo sparks lawsuits

Complaints that the president of the Arbomar Condominium homeowners’ association has been performing contracting work on units without a license has sparked lawsuits and internal turmoil at the beachfront complex, Josh Salman reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Florida Consumer Safety Advocate Wants Interior Storm Shutter Escape Latches

A Florida advocate is asking the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to pass a rule requiring manufacturers to build window coverings so people can release them from the inside, Eliot Kleinberg reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Being “flood smart” in South Florida

Miami International Airport has recorded precipitation every single day this month from July 1-23.  The rainy season is also hurricane season, explains South Florida Hurricane Specialist Max Mayfield for WPLG-TV.


Jury Says Florida Church Must Pay Burn Victim

Jurors in Florida have determined that the Agape Baptist Church must pay $471,798.50 to a man who was severely burned after setting fire to a pile of trash while working off community service hours, Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.


Judge skeptical he can delay election with unconstitutional map

Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was “extremely skeptical” he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida’s illegally drawn congressional maps, Orlando Sentinel’s Aaron Deslatte reports via the “Central Florida Political Pulse” blog.


Florida Office of Economic Opportunity Responds to Senator Chris Smith on Digital Domain Lawsuit Inquiry

On July 18, 2014, Senator Chris Smith sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott regarding Florida’s economic development incentives.  On July 22, 2014, Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio responded. 


1,783 pounds of BP oil removed from seashore

One month after it was discovered, a large tar mat submerged in the surf zone at the National Seashore’s Fort Pickens beach is still being cleaned up. Thunderstorms have hampered cleanup efforts, Kimberly Blair reports for the Pensacola News-Journal.


First bills filed for Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session

On Thursday, the first proposed legislation for the 2015 session began showing up on the Senate website, with five claim bills,’s Peter Schorsch reports.


Net worth of most Florida legislators grew in 2013

For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party, the Orlando Sentinel reports.


From a ponzi schemer to a secret deposition, 2014’s mudslinging looks like 2010 throwback

The back-and-forth slugfest in Florida’s gubernatorial race, which has led to $22 million in TV ads so far and a neck-and-neck race, promises only to intensify as each side tries to make the other guy look like a secretive crook, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo reports in the “Naked Politics” blog.


Businessmen square off in Central Florida House District 30 primary

Republican voters in Florida House District 30 will choose between two conservative businessmen who say they want to create jobs and cut government regulation, Mark Schlueb reports for the Orlando Sentinel.



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