Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Jul 21, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Florida insurance broker acquired by private-equity backer

AssuredPartners Inc. will be acquired from GTCR L.L.C. by funds advised by Apax Partners L.L.P., the companies said Monday.  Matthew Lerner reports for Business Insurance.


Popular ridesharing service Uber to open Miami headquarters

The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced plans to set up a Miami headquarters.  The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.


Florida County Fines Lyft For Operating Without a Permit

The Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission is upholding a previous ruling that the commission can fine the ridesharing company Lyft for allowing drivers to operate without a county permit.  The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.


Legislators set August special session to redraw Florida congressional map, order staff to limit contact

Florida legislators announced Monday they will convene a 12-day special session starting August 10 to comply with a court order to revise the state’s congressional districts and will take some extraordinary measures to make sure staffers draw an initial base map without consulting anyone but lawyers.  The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports via the Tampa Bay Times.



Crist Signals Intention to Run For Congress

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist all but announced his intentions to run for Congress in a Tampa Bay-area House seat that will likely be redrawn to include his home, have more Democrats and lack an incumbent.  Marc Caputo reports for


Firestorm over plan to let out-of-state lawyers practice in Florida without passing exam

A proposal to let lawyers from other states practice in the Sunshine State without taking the Florida Bar exam has ignited a firestorm in Florida’s already crowded legal community.  Susan Taylor Martin reports for the Tampa Bay Times.


Drane Named Deputy Commissioner for Delaware Department of Insurance

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart announced Monday the appointment of attorney Hardy Drane as deputy commissioner for the Delaware Department of Insurance.  Insurance Journal reports.


Right Street Calls NCOIL Transportation Network Company Model a “Rain Dance”

The model TNC legislation unanimously adopted this weekend by NCOIL, in essence began the organization’s rain dance well after the rain had passed and meaningful conversation about ridesharing services has evolved to other matters, Right Street’s Ian Adams blogs via Insurance Journal.


GAO’s WatchBlog Reviews Five Years of Dodd-Frank

To help the U.S. Government Accountability Office and others see whether regulators are staying on top of lessons learned from the Financial Crisis, a 2-part framework has been developed for monitoring efforts to identify and respond to emerging risks to the banking system, the GAO’s “WatchBlog” reports.




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