Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Jun 22, 2016
After years of losing customers, state-run Citizens Property Insurance expects to gain them in 2017, its top executive said Tuesday. Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.
International Broker and Risk Management Firm Integro Insurance Brokers has added to its livestock coverage capabilities with the acquisition of Ocala, Florida-Based Corporations Jerry Parks Equine Insurance, Inc. and Parks Insurance Corporation, Insurance Journal reports.
With many running unopposed or facing light opposition, 17 incumbent senators have reached the ballot during the first two days of qualifying for this year’s elections. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s reports via SayfieReview.com.
A Federal Appeals Court Tuesday rejected a Class-Action Lawsuit filed by a Palm Beach County town that alleges it has been inundated with public-records requests as part of scheme to generate attorneys’ fees and legal settlements. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via SayfieReview.com.
An Annual Report shows Florida’s Victims’ Compensation Fund paid about $50,000 each of the last two fiscal years, so there aren’t a lot of victims tapping into it, WFTV reports.
Under Florida’s legislative term limits and leadership structures, some lawmakers obtain tremendous power for short periods of time, and their policy and budget priorities can overshadow or even undermine longer-term plans set in motion by unelected state officials. Jessica Bakeman reports for Politico Florida.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s forecast production of Florida oranges for 2013-2014 is 110,000 boxes. Compare that to Florida’s orange production of 133,600 boxes for 2012-2013 and 146,700 boxes for 2011-2012. Allison Nielsen reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
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