Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, January 7

Jan 7, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Agent killed in shooting at Sanford insurance offices

Cynthia McGee Bryant was a religious woman who owned her own insurance agency, worked hard and didn’t have enemies, friends said.  Susan Jacobson and Jeff Weiner report for the Orlando Sentinel.


As hit-and-run cases multiply, is Florida law to blame?

Leaving the scene of an accident involving a death is, appropriately, a serious matter in Florida.  It is not, however, as serious as being convicted of DUI manslaughter, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of four years, explains Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano.


Political activist asks high court to make Scott pick a lieutenant governor

Florida Governor Rick Scott is being sued over his decision to leave the post of lieutenant governor vacant for 10 months, the Associated Press reports via The Florida Current.


Atwater and LeMieux make finalists list for FAU job, Ring gets rejected

Chief Financial Office Jeff Atwater and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux made the finalists list for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University on Monday while the other politician, state Sen. Jeremy Ring, the only Democrat and former founding partner of Yahoo, didn’t even get a nomination, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas writes for the “Naked Politics” blog.


Republicans Have Loaded Bench of CFO Possibilities

With Jeff Atwater announcing he will focus on becoming the next president of Florida Atlantic University instead of running again for a second term as the state’s CFO, eyes are turning toward Republicans who could replace him, Jeff Henderson reports for


After Busy 2012 and 2013, Dorothy Hukill Set to Remain Force in the Senate

Even though she has a new Democratic opponent, Dorothy Hukill is virtually on cruise control in 2014 as she runs for a second term in the Florida Senate, Jeff Henderson reports for


Bill would nearly eliminate red light camera revenue for local governments

A proposed transportation bill in the House would all but eliminate revenue for local governments from tickets issued to motorists running red lights who are caught by traffic cameras.


U.S. Senate could take up flood insurance bill this week

Proponents of a bill to prevent flood insurance rate hikes say they may get a procedural vote in the Senate on Wednesday, though it’s still unclear whether they have gained enough support for passage, Tampa Bay Times’ Alex Leary reports for “The Buzz” blog.


Mississippi Asbestos Ruling Throws Out Product Liability Standard

Union Carbide said the Mississippi Supreme Court’s December opinion will affect other asbestos cases pending in Mississippi and possible future filings, Associated Press’ Jack Elliott Jr. reports for Insurance Journal.


Marsh Director Zachary Carter Resigns from Board to Become New York City’s Corporation Counsel

Zachary W. Carter, a member of Marsh & McLennan Companies’ board of directors since 2004, will resign effective Jan. 17 after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carter to become the city’s corporation counsel, according to an SEC filing, Phil Gusman reports for National Underwriter’s



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