Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, July 6

Jul 6, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


9:30 a.m.–Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Rule Development Workshop.  Proposed amendments would amend the existing procedural Rules for adjudication of workers’ compensation claims to conform to subsequent statutory changes and to incorporate changes that should improve the adjudicatory process.  To view the hearing notice, click here.

  • 60Q-6.102: Definitions
  • 60Q-6.103: Pleadings and Proposed Orders
  • 60Q-6.107: Amendment and Dismissal of Petition for Benefits
  • 60Q-6.108: Filing and Service
  • 60Q-6.110: Mediation, Generally
  • 60Q-6.115: Motion Practice
  • 60Q-6.116: Prosecution of Claims and Petitions for Benefits
  • 60Q-6.117: Emergency Conferences
  • 60Q-6.123: Settlements Under Section 440.20(11), F.S.
  • 60Q-6.124: Payment of Attorney’s Fees and Costs Other Than Pursuant to Section 440.20(11), F.S.
  • 60Q-6.126: Disqualification or Recusal of Judges
  • 60Q-6.127: Procedure for Relief from Appellate Filing Fee and Costs

10:00 a.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association Investment Committee meeting.  To view the meeting notice, click here.  To view the agenda, click here.



Daily Insurance-Related News


THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:  Florida Supreme Court Strikes Public Adjuster Provision

A provision in a 2008 law restricting the ability of public insurance adjusters to contact homeowners immediately after a storm was struck down Thursday by a unanimous Florida Supreme Court.


Florida Agents, Adjusters Face Continuing Education, Licensing Changes

A new Florida law seeks to reduce the regulatory burden on agents and adjusters by consolidating some licenses and revamping the education classes they must take to conduct business in the state.


United Insurance Holdings Corp. Appoints Jay K. Williams as Vice President of Marketing

United Insurance Holdings Corp., a property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed industry veteran Jay K. Williams as its Vice President of Marketing.


Blog:  Florida Supreme Court justices won’t be prosecuted for asking state employees to notarize campaign forms

Governor Rick Scott won’t soon be getting a chance to replace three Florida Supreme Court justices after a prosecutor said Thursday that no charges files would be brought against them for having state-paid employees notarize their campaign forms.


Familiar names battle in Senate district stretching from Key West to Collier

The battle in a traditional minority access state Senate district pits a family heir apparent against former colleagues including a prominent white candidate from the Florida Keys who is hoping a split vote will work in his favor.


No Meaningful No-Fault Reform for New York’s Insurers‎

Insurance industry professionals are furious with the New York state legislature after a bill was passed that did nothing to provide meaningful auto no-fault insurance reform, says the head of the state’s insurance company trade association.


Insurance companies send in private firefighters

When firefighter Eric Morris shows up at wildfires across the West, locals battling the flames sometimes look at him and wonder who sent him.



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