Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Friday, June 10, 2016
Jun 10, 2016
For the second time in less than two months, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that part of the state’s workers’ compensation insurance system is unconstitutional. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Orlando Sentinel.
- Florida Disability Benefits Cap Struck Down in Westphal Case
- Business Lobby Upset over Workers’ Comp Decision
- Florida Supremes Strike 104 Week TPD/TTD Cap as Unconstitutional
- Florida Court: Injured Workers Deserve 5 years of Help
- Westphal is Over, but Questions Remain
As the 2016 storm season opens, CoreLogic says South Florida still has more property at risk of storm surge than any metro area but New York, Jeff Ostrowski reports for the Palm Beach Post.
More than a dozen years after a fierce political fight about the state’s medical-malpractice laws, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in the appeal of a Broward County case about the constitutionality of limits on damages in malpractice lawsuits. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Palm Beach Post.
Lawyers representing the family of a child catastrophically injured at birth told the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday that a $100,000 limit on attorney’s fees — barely a fraction of the costs incurred in a decade-long court fight — is unconstitutional. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via the Ft. Myers News Press.
Floridians are poised to lose another $560 million in 2016 as the state’s investor-owned electric utilities continue to lose big at the poker table by hedging their purchases of natural gas. The Tampa Bay Times’ William R. Levesque reports via the Lakeland Ledger.
Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River are staying high, but at least they’re not getting higher. TCPalm.com’s Tyler Treadway reports.
More than a half million Missourians are at risk because of the contracting Earthquake Insurance Market, Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff stated Thursday, June 9 during Denton’s Heartland Insurance Symposium in Kansas City.
A Kentucky judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Governor Matt Bevin’s executive order that abolished the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission and recreated a new one, Insurance Journal reports.
The End of Life Option Act, Assembly Bill X2-15 (Eggman), goes into effect today. Passed by the Legislature, signed by Governor Brown, and supported by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, the Death with Dignity law allows patients of sound mind who are suffering from a terminal illness and meet certain qualifications to request aid-in-dying medication.
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