Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, January 28
Jan 28, 2013
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Sheila Lowe was tending to one of her horses a few weeks ago when she heard a succession of bangs.
Florida’s insurance commissioner has proposed a set of reforms designed to return the state-back property insurer to being a residual market, while at the same time offering the private insurance market incentives to take on more property risks.
For every story of an unscrupulous public adjuster there are likely many more stories of unfair dealings on the part of insurance carriers.
A battle over state-run Citizens Property Insurance is brewing among Florida legislators.
Governor Rick Scott claimed credit this month when the state’s inspector general criticized excessive travel and entertainment expenses by executives and board members of Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
With a bill expected soon that is intended to give a massive boost to Florida’s property insurance market by shrinking the state-backed insurance provider, business advocates and some environmental groups have already lined up their support.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that, under a “draconian” 2005 Florida law, an unlicensed contractor cannot sue for breach of contract, even when they have been wronged and even when the party against whom they are seeking relief knew of their unlicensed status.
State lawmakers raised questions last week about a plan that will overhaul the way hospitals get paid to care for Medicaid patients, pointing to potentially steep cuts for teaching and children’s hospitals.
Palm Beach County’s condominium and townhome prices edged up in December, ending the year at their highest level in 12 months as inventory dropped, investors bought in bulk and developers hurried plans for new communities.
With a confident rallying cry of ousting Governor Rick Scott in two years, Florida Democratic Party activists fought furiously over their party chairmanship Saturday — then forged a compromise that put Tallahassee fundraiser Allison Tant in the top spot with union organizer Alan Clendenin of Tampa as her top deputy.
The Shark Tank reports that the Republican Governor’s Association just installed Kenny McKay as its new Political Director.
No one will be hitting triple sevens on a Ebro Greyhound Park slot machine this year if the Senate Gaming Committee plods its current course.
Like California, Florida has beautiful, diverse landscapes. This natural beauty is only surpassed by weather and climates that make both states a destination and a home for millions.
Last Monday, Carole and I were honored to be guests of President Obama on the occasion of his inauguration to a second term as President of the United States.
Governor Rick Scott and wife Ann are expecting grandchild No. 2 sometime this summer.
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon has denied a request by State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. to introduce a regional deductible plan for its Louisiana homeowner’s program.
It’s not possible for every south Louisiana community to be surrounded by a levee, but one state group says there are options available to reduce the risk of flooding.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to toughen guidelines for rebuilding following Superstorm Sandy is drawing praise from the insurance industry.
New Jersey will adopt the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new flood maps immediately, Governor Chris Christie said Thursday.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has named its 2013 committee chairs and vice chairs, and assigned members to the organization’s standing committees.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a conference February 15 to decide on whether to hear an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.
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