Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, September 27

Sep 27, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida without pro-consumer voices as Westcott resigns as insurance advocate

Robin Westcott resigned as Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate on Friday, leaving her job looking out for consumer interests for a position as vice president of governmental affairs for American Association of Insurance Services, a data-gathering and rating industry group, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.


Lee County state of emergency brings needed relief

Lee County declared a local state of emergency Thursday, bringing aid to some residents trapped on flooded roads and livestock standing in flooded pastures, the Ft. Myers News-Press reports.


Court orders new trial in warning-shot case

An appeals court ordered a new trial Thursday for a woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a “warning shot” at her estranged husband, saying her trial judge improperly shifted the burden of proof to her in showing the man was violently attacking her, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.


Senator Negron wants to boost state reserves by 50 percent

The $500 million tax-and-fee cut being touted by Governor Rick Scott is no sure thing, says the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.


Web sales tax again on Tallahassee’s radar

House members on Wednesday dove into the thicket of how to tax sales over the Internet, but it wasn’t clear they will do anything about it this session, either, James Rosica reports for the Tampa Tribune.


Blog:  Allen West leaves post-Congress job amid reported controversy

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, known for his outspoken style during his two years representing Broward and Palm Beach counties, is leaving one of his jobs.


Fitch:  Prudential Designation Credit Neutral for Now

Prudential Financial Inc.’s recent designation as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) is a credit neutral for the insurer, according to Fitch Ratings


Mississippi Insurance Department Sues FEMA to Stop Flood Rate Increases

The Mississippi Insurance Department has asked a federal court in Gulfport, Miss. for an injunction to delay flood insurance rate hikes schedules to go into effect Oct. 1, Arthur Postal reports for National Underwriter’s


Federal Reserve Board to join IAIS to help guide global insurance supervision

The Federal Reserve Board — sparked by the interest of Gov. Dan Tarullo in ongoing talks of global insurance supervisory standards — is seeking to become one of the many U.S. members of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), according to sources, Elizabeth Festa reports for National Underwriter’s




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