Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sep 19, 2016
Mosaic Co. has retained a third-party company to test private wells near the plant where a sinkhole recently opened up, dumping about 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan Aquifer. The Associated Press reports via the Lakeland Ledger.
- Regulators: No Legal Requirement to Notify Neighbors of Phosphate Plant’s Sinkhole
- Why a Giant Sinkhole Was Kept a Secret From Florida Homeowners
Thousands of people are still wrestling with Insurance Companies more than two weeks after Hurricane Hermine. As Matt Galka tell us, at least one unique case has put a Homeowner in a bind, and State Officials may step in. Matt Galka reports for the Capitol News Service.
A new High-Tech Satellite scheduled to head into Space from Florida is designed to help residents get more advanced warnings when powerful storm systems threaten a region. The Orlando Sentinel’s Marco Santana reports.
State Agents recently made an arrest charging a suspect with selling upwards of 30 fake Insurance Cards to drivers all over Tampa Bay. WTFS-TV’s Jackie Callaway reports.
On April 4, 2012, Florida Senator Jeff Brandes’ efforts culminated in the the passage of HB 7027, in a unanimous 118-0 Vote, ushering in the Nations’s First Legislation to legalize fully Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads without a driver behind the wheel. Michael J. Coren reports for Quartz.com.
Based on new information from the National Safety Council, Florida’s roads have become more dangerous, the Sun-Sentinel’s Editorial Board writes.
Moving quickly after a Judge tossed out challenges to controversial new State Water-Quality Standards, the City of Miami has signaled it will continue battling in an appeals court. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Lakeland Ledger.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard denied a Motion by the Democratic Lawmaker to dismiss 10 Counts of Wire Fraud and let him simply address four charges of failing to file Tax Returns. Steve Patterson reports for the Florida Times-Union.
Some customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. claim the Company conspired to help elect an Illinois Supreme Court Candidate so he could Vote to throw out a $1 Billion Award against the Company. Now they will be able to bring their case as a group. Bloomberg’s Jef Feeley reports via Insurance Journal.
Hurricane Ivan’s landfall in Alabama in 2004 and the impact of Hurricane Hermine this year are reminders of the importance of having appropriate Homeowners, Flood and Auto Insurance, writes Logan McFaddin of PCI.
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