Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Monday, June 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
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The Sunshine State Insurance Company liquidation is forcing its roughly 36,000 customers – 3,500 of them are in Sarasota and Manatee counties – to shift carriers just as the hurricane season ramps up, Zac Anderson reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Friday saying insurers cannot deny coverage or charge more because of gun or ammunition ownership in Florida, Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.
After State Representative Reggie Fulwood failed to qualify for re-election because of a clerical error, no one remains to run for the office. He would have been unopposed, Tampa Bay Times’ Tia Mitchell reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law Friday an extension of the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, which would cover warning shots, Andres Jauregui writes for the Huffington Post.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has a new public corruption task force, one intended to cast a wider net on crimes against taxpayers across the county, the Miami Herald’s David Ovalle reports.
More Florida inmates serve their whole sentence behind bars in Florida than any other state, Pew says. Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner reports.
When combined with unopposed incumbents, 43 percent of the Legislature was decided at noon Friday, more than four months before Election Day, the Miami Herald’s Michael Van Sickler reports.
The Republican Party of Florida filed its third complaint against Democrat Charlie Crist related to his ties the law firm of Morgan & Morgan, the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
Ted Cruz had a Miami homecoming Friday, even though the firebrand U.S. Senator is from Texas, the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
Parents of certain special-needs students in Florida will be able to customize their children’s education, thanks to a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, Mary C. Tillotson reports for Watchdog.org.
What’s in a name? Apparently enough to get your teeth knocked out, Miami businessman Luis Garcia Fanjul was learning as the shouting from the earpiece of his telephone continued. The Miami Herald’s Glenn Garvin reports.
While most public companies based in South Florida paid their chief executive officers more in 2013 than in 2012, few have raised pay for the CEO position, the Miami Herald reports.
The U.S. House has crafted a “backwards approach” to legislation providing a federal backstop to terrorism risk insurance, Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. said. National Underwriter’s Arthur Postal reports for PropertyCasualty360.com.
The Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association said its board of directors will meet next week to decide whether to file an appeal to challenge Insurance Commissioner Joseph G. Murphy’s decision to reject a rate increase request, Insurance Journal reports.
Travis County District Court jury to the insurance industry: take care of toxic mold claims adequately and promptly or risk being assessed millions of dollars, Insurance Journal’s Stephanie K. Jones reports.
The reinsurance industry is increasingly sounding alarms, calling space weather a potential hazard in today’s wired world, National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
Companies are changing their behaviors in light of climate change, Insurance Journal reports.â€‹
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