Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, July 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, the first proposed legislation for the 2015 session began showing up on the Senate website, with five claim bills, SaintPetersBlog.com’s Peter Schorsch reports.
For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
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.
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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