Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, April 23

Apr 23, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida Supreme Court refuses to hear PIP law challenge

The Florida Supreme Court announced it would not take up a challenge filed by acupuncturists and massage therapists trying to overturn a 2012 law designed to amend the state’s no-fault auto insurance system,’s Phil Ammann reports.


Anti-Discrimination Gun Bill Flies Through House

The Florida House made it illegal Tuesday for insurance companies to deny coverage or increase rates if a customer owns a gun — much to the delight of gun advocacy groups across the state and country, Allison Nielsen reports for


Curt Clawson Just the Latest Outsider to Win a GOP Primary in Florida 

Curt Clawson’s win on Tuesday night in a special congressional primary is just the latest example of how the tea party movement has changed the Republican Party in Florida, Jeff Henderson reports for


No time for “fancy courting” as House and Senate kick off formal budget talks

After behind-the-scenes talks to arrive at budget allocations – the total amount of money lawmakers can spend in a given budget area – totaling $27.6 billion in general revenue, House and Senate budget negotiators began formal talks Monday evening to hash out how to spend a total $75 billion in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.


Crist calls Scott a crook, a “nightmare” and just “bad”

Former Governor Charlie Crist doubled down on his support of President Obama and national health care Tuesday, calling Governor Rick Scott a crook whose administration has been a “nightmare,” The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.


Marsh Report Finds Continued Demand for Terrorism Risk Insurance; Urges Renewal

Insurance Journal reports that the demand for terrorism insurance remains strong and the existence of the federal terrorism risk insurance program plays a key role in making coverage available and affordable, according to a report released by insurance broker Marsh.


Louisiana Court Dismisses Suit Against Agent for Negligently Procuring Flood Insurance

A federal district court in Louisiana has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two homeowners against an insurance agent charging that the agent negligently had procured flood insurance, finding that the claim was not cognizable under applicable Louisiana law, Steven Meyerowitz reports for National Underwriter’s


Relationships Between MGAs, Insurers Have Improved Since Volatile 1990s

The MGA business model has changed and has become more stable since the 1990s and early 2000s, when the market entered a period of volatility due to MGAs’ association with the failures of multiple insurers, Phil Gusman reports for National Underwriter’s




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