Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, July 1

Jul 1, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


PCI expresses disappointment with ruling in Florida Personal Injury Protection case 

PCI is disappointed in Florida’s Supreme Court ruling that pre-2012 personal-injury-protection law does not allow insurers to insist on EUOs, Examinations Under Oath, as a prerequisite to eligibility for PIP benefits, Florida counsel and regional manager Donovan Brown explains in a statement.


Why the City of Miami Is Doomed To Drown

By century’s end, rising sea levels will turn Miami, the nation’s urban fantasyland, into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin, writes Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone.


Florida Insurance Looking Brighter, Citizens Property Insurance’s John Rollins Says

As another Atlantic storm season fires up right on schedule, with our great state in the crosshairs as usual, there is some good news for Floridians from an unexpected place – Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, says Board of Governors member John Rollins in this Tampa Bay Times editorial opinion.


South Florida companies offer storm-hardening options for businesses

If your business is looking for the ultimate protection against hurricane damage, a Miami-based company – American Business Continuity Domes – can build you a steel-reinforced concrete dome the company says can survive winds of more than 250 miles per hour, as well as seismic activity, water and fires, writes Joseph Mann for the Miami Herald.


Property-Damaging Crazy Ants Invade Florida, Texas

If you’re in Texas, Florida or other Southern states this summer, watch out for “crazy ants,” warns Edward LeBrun, a University of Texas research associate who studies the species, USA Today’s Lindsay Friedman writes in


New Florida laws begin today

The state’s $74.1 billion budget, which will fund 114,481 positions, 3,955 more than in the current fiscal year, kicks in on Monday, reports THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner via the Miami Herald.


Gambling footprint expanding in Florida under Governor Rick Scott

Days after a judge ruled last month that the barrel races held at a fledgling North Florida racino were not a legitimate parimutuel sport, state regulators crafted a license, the first of its kind, to allow “flag-drop” races to replace them, reports Mary Ellen Klas for the Tampa Bay Times.


Rick Scott mailers attempting to lure out-of-state business irks other governors

Democratic governors in several other states are “irked” by letters signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott that have been arriving in mailboxes of top business leaders across the country, writes Peter Schorsch in, noting a story.


New CEO Named for Louisiana Citizens

The state’s insurance commissioner has named a new chief executive to run Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort, Insurance Journal reports.



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