Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jun 9, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.–Florida Citizens Property Insurance  Information Systems Advisory Committee meeting.  Teleconference: (866) 361-7525; conference code: 4869641229.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

1:00 p.m.–Floirda Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association Audit Committee meeting.  To view the meeting agenda, click here.


Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Amicus Brief Links Citizens, Workers’ Comp Cases

What does workers’ compensation have to do with property insurance?  The Daily Business Review’s Noreen Marcus reports.


Senator Brandes wants to study whether Uber cuts DUIs

The Legislature may spend $10,000 on a study showing how Uber and other hired-car services are helping reduce drunk-driving accidents and arrests in Florida, Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.


Dozens of hometown projects added to state budget by lawmakers

Dozens of hometown projects – including $10 million for All Aboard Floridawere added Sunday by House and Senate negotiators trying to forge a budget deal amid shrinking dollars and a tightening deadline, John Kennedy reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Budget Talks Stumble over Business Incentives

Governor Rick Scott’s call for more money to attract businesses to Florida put an unexpected halt Monday to budget talks on transportation, tourism and economic-development issues.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via


Scott Turns to Courts for Mediation In Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit

Florida Governor Rick Scott continues to haggle with the federal government in court, filing a motion on Monday to compel mediation in U.S. district court,’s Allison Nielson reports.


State creates drivers’ license safeguards after woman mistakenly labeled sexual predator

The State of Florida has put in place new precautions after a Clermont woman was falsely labeled a sexual predator on her drivers license, Orlando Sentinel’s Christal Hayes reports.


Bermuda Court Rules in Favor of PartnerRe; EXOR Responds

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has denied EXOR’s request to obtain shareholder information from PartnerRe, the reinsurer that is seeking to merge with AXIS Capital Holdings and avoid a hostile takeover from EXOR SpA, Insurance Journal reports.


State Farm:  Georgia Files Most Lightning Strike Claims

State Farm says Georgia residents file the most claims for lightning strikes in the country, Insurance Journal reports.



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