Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, April 10
Apr 10, 2012
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8:30 a.m.–Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (“FIGA”) Finance and Audit Committee meeting; Tampa, Florida. Agenda includes discussion of Investment and Audit Reports. To view the meeting notice, click here.
9:30 a.m.–FIGA Board of Directors meeting; Tampa, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse House Committee meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
New Florida legislation, if signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, would provide relief to the state’s private market insurers and potentially attract new private capital to the Sunshine State.
Homeowners Choice, Inc., a Florida-based insurance holding company, today announced a follow-on public offering of 1,600,000 shares of common stock.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is raising concerns with Governor Rick Scott that an environmental streamlined-permitting bill that passed the Legislature could cause Florida communities to lose their federal flood insurance.
The state has already had 1,200 wildfires since the start of the year, consuming 20,000 acres.
A statewide advocacy group is asking the federal government to “decisively reject” the Legislature’s move to cap the number of times Medicaid patients can see a doctor, go to the emergency room or have a home health nurse come to their door.
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that the $79.2 million awarded by a trial jury to Diane Webb, the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died in 1996, was too much.
Two Republican senators and two Democratic representatives argued in a Florida Supreme Court filing that the state law allowing utilities to charge in advance for nuclear projects that may never be built is unconstitutional and should be thrown out.
The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over the constitutionality of term limits for county commissioners in charter counties.
Hamilton County voters are casting ballots on whether to allow slot machines at pari-mutuel wagering facilities.
Reports on accidents investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol can be purchased over the Internet.
With Walmart, one of Texas’ largest private employers, dropping out of the state’s workers’ compensation system in March, Texas’ unique approach to workers’ comp. is receiving renewed attention from both critics and supporters, according to stories in The New York Times and the Texas Tribune.
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