Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
Jul 21, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
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.
The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced plans to set up a Miami headquarters. The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
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.
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.
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 Politico.com.
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.
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.
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.
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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