Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018
A Florida Senate Panel gave a thumbs-up Tuesday to a Bill that would prevent Property Insurers from including Attorney Fees and other Legal Costs in their Rate Base, despite opposition from Insurance Firms and other business interests. Michael Carroll reports for the Florida Record.
- Claims Abuse Reform Bill Advances, But Senators Want Attorneys, Insurers To Compromise
- Looting by Lawsuit: Wall Street Journal Asks the Florida Senate to Come to Its Senses
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s Catastrophe Model Development Team, today launches its Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2017 Annual Report, which notes Texas’ Economic Cost of Hurricane Harvey as quadruple that of Florida.
Florida Police may finally be able to pull over and ticket drivers caught texting while driving—without first seeing another infraction—under a Bill advanced by a Senate Committee Tuesday. Mitch Perry reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
A Florida Woman died because a Faulty Air Bag ruptured and fired shrapnel into her head during a crash she should have survived, a Report released Jan. 17 by the State’s Highway Patrol said. The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
As Property Damage Claims multiply in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Ms. Abate’s focus on eradicating Insurance Fraud has been noted by her Insurance Company Clients, State Regulators and the Law Enforcement Community, among others.
The Decision ends months of dispute with Governor Rick Scott, who issued a Rule requiring Nursing Homes to have Generators to Power Air Conditioning after 12 People Died in the Sweltering Heat at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The Sun-Sentinel’s Dan Sweeney reports.
The Florida Commission tasked with Investigating Housing Discrimination Cases is in peril of losing some Operational Funding if it does not quickly handle its Work Backlog of more than 300 Cases. Ana Ceballos reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
Florida Lawmakers are looking to salvage a fiscally failed project known as “Bo’s Bridge” near Pensacola. FloridaPolitics.com reports.
Florida is Home to more than 1.5 Million Citizens who can’t cast a Vote in Elections unless granted Clemency. FloridaPolitics.com reports.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones wants Insurers in his State to pass along Savings from Taxes expected to be generated by the New Tax Bill passed in Congress recently. Insurance Journal reports.
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