Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, October 17, 2014

Oct 17, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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    Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

    State regulator says Uber meets Florida insurance requirement

    Ride-share outfit Uber is one step closer to operating legally in Florida now that the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation says the company’s policy provides legally binding coverage that meets state requirements.  Tampa Bay Times’ Caitlin Johnston reports.


    Broward goes after Uber drivers

    The underground taxi service Uber is pushing into Broward County, and the county is pushing back, the Sun-Sentinel’s Brittany Wallman reports.


    Federated National Holding Company Announces Financial Results Release Date

    Federated National Holding Company, a Florida-based provider of insurance, announced that it will release its 2014 third quarter financial results at 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  The investor conference call will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 9:00 AM (ET).


    Florida Turnpike testing new wrong-way signs, technology

    Turnpike officials are testing new signs and equipment to deter wrong-way drivers after a spate of crashes, the Sun-Sentinel’s Michael Turnbull reports.


    Crisafulli announces new leadership posts

    Incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, has made his picks for the top leadership positions, the Miami Herald reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.


    U.S. civil rights commission holds Florida hearing on Stand Your Ground

    Just miles from where the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin launched a national debate over stand your ground laws, a federal civil rights commission is holding a hearing on whether there are racial disparities in the application of the law, Associated Press’ Mike Schneider reports for the Bradenton Herald.


    Court ruling throws Tampa Bay House election back up in the air

    A Florida appeals court ruled Thursday that a write-in candidate was wrongly disqualified from running for a Tampa Bay state House seat, likely cancelling a primary for the second time, the Tampa Bay Times reports.


    Governor Rick Scott releases 2013 tax return; see it here

    Governor Rick Scott waited until the deadline to file his 2013 income tax return, the final day allowed under law for anyone who received the six-month extention.  The Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog shows the document.


    Dallas County to Vote on Disaster Declaration Due to Ebola Virus

    Dallas County Commissioners will vote today to declare a local state of disaster caused by the Ebola virus, Bloomberg reports via Insurance Journal.


    Wind Insurer Settles Lawsuit with South Texas School District

    The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has agreed to pay nearly $8 million to settle an unpaid claims lawsuit filed by a southern school district, according to state district court records in Cameron County, Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.


    Repairs finally underway on house at center of South Carolina defective construction case

    Some are worried that a South Carolina Supreme Court decision created a loophole for non-contractors, absolving them from being liable for faulty construction.  The Island Packet reports via 


    Further IAIS Discussion On Standard-Setting, Financial Inclusion

    Financial Inclusion will remain an important issue for the IAIS.  Later this month, the IAIS is set to adopt a new five-year strategic plan, the organization announced.



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