Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Jul 9, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida court clears way for lawsuit over water repairs

In the latest ruling on a controversial issue in the insurance industry, the 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday said a repair company can pursue a lawsuit against State Farm Florida Insurance Co. to seek payment for work on a home that sustained water damage.  WJXT-TV reports.


Lightning season, always fierce in Florida, is proving deadly this year

As of Monday, 17 people have died across the United States from lightning strikes – with Florida and Alabama tied for first with three deaths each, the Miami Herald’s Jenny Staletovich reports.


Key West Says It Will Arrest Uber Drivers

Now that Uber has announced it will suspend operations in Broward effective July 31, Key West commuters are wondering if the island town could be the next domino to fall for the ride-sharing app in South Florida.  Jessica Weiss reports for the Miami New Times.



Flight insurance program frustrates Florida customers

Allegiant Air has been taking a lot of heat lately from its own pilots complaining about safety and maintenance problems, not to mention a spate of emergency landings. Now, some customers are raging about Allegiant’s flight insurance program called Trip Flex.  Mark Douglas reports for


Florida among 45 states given failing grade for health cost transparency

Consumers with health insurance shouldered more of the expense for their medical care in 2014, but Florida and nearly every other state did little to require prices for hospitals and doctors be made public – hindering comparison shopping and allowing dominant hospital systems and insurers to drive up costs overall, according to a report released Wednesday.  The Miami Herald’s Dan Chang reports via the Bradenton Herald.


Hospital Appeal Rejected In Public Records Case

An appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling that a North Florida hospital authority violated the state’s public-records law by placing unreasonable restrictions on a resident’s access to documents.   THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via Health News Florida.


Another Redistricting Fight Looms in Leon County

As lawmakers and both political parties wait for a Florida Supreme Court decision on disputed congressional districts – a ruling that could come as soon as today – the two sides of the long-running legal fight over Florida’s political boundaries are girding for another battle in the Leon County Courthouse.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via the Lakeland Ledger’s “Politics in Polk” blog.


Majority backs Spanish as required Florida school class, survey says

A survey by University of Florida researchers released today found two thirds of Floridians support mandating Spanish language instruction.  Leslie Postal reports for the Sun-Sentinel.




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