Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, September 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Many in Pasco may now need flood insurance

Happening today, new flood maps are coming out for a big part of Pasco County. They could have surprising information, WTSP-TV’s Grayson Kamm reports.


PCI Lobbyist Brown to Join Florida Law Firm Colodny, Fass

Attorney G. Donovan Brown, Southeast state government relations counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, is joining the well-connected Tallahassee law firm of Colodny Fass& Webb as a partner, Insurance Journal reports.


Florida Man Jailed In Staged Auto Crash Ring

Acting on information from Allstate Insurance and the FBI, Florida investigators unraveled an auto insurance fraud scheme, the Sun-Sentinel’s Adam Sacasa reports.


LeRoy Collins Institute’s newest report shows continued pension decline 

The LeRoy Collins Institute released its latest report, Report Card Update:  Florida Municipal Pension Plans, that evaluates 151 municipal pension plans in Florida.  First analyzed in 2011 by LCI, this updated report card reveals that municipal pension plans are still struggling to meet their pension obligations, with numbers down from pre-recession and recovery years.


Broward sets vote to tighten towing laws

Broward County commissioners are considering a stricter tow truck law, the second crackdown on an industry accused of consumer abuses, Brittany Wallman reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


Florida Water Fight With Georgia Could Be Delayed

A year after Florida filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running battle with Georgia over water consumption, the U.S. solicitor general has advised the high court to delay taking the case, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Margie Menzel reports via the Lakeland Ledger.


Nan Rich Goes After Rick Scott, Ignores Charlie Crist as She Rallies Democrats

Despite not being able to debate former Governor Charlie Crist in their primary contest, former Florida Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich is increasingly becoming an active campaigner for Democrats, Kevin Derby reports for


Florida joins with 22 other states in new Lottery game

Florida is joining 22 other states that will be selling tickets for a new lottery game called Monopoly Millionaires Club, the Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.


Settlement in Mississippi Damages Cap Case Avoids Supreme Court Test

The parties in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages say they have settled the case, Jack Elliott Jr. reports for Insurance Journal.


Kansas agents’ group sponsoring forum in Wichita for insurance commissioner candidates

Republican nominee Ken Selzer and Democratic candidate Dennis Anderson are running to replace retiring three-term GOP incumbent Sandy Praeger, KWCH-12 reports.


Here are the 5 largest P&C insurers in the U.S. as of 2013

State Farm Mutual Insurance Company was the largest property and casualty insurer in 2013, according to data contained in the 2014 report of the Federal Insurance Office, with a 10.29 percent market share of all personal lines and commercial PC insurers based on premiums written.  National Underwriter’s Arthur D. Postal reports for 



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