Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, November 21
Nov 21, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
At Citizens Property Insurance Corp., a corporate culture plagued by inter-office scandals, sexual impropriety, lavish spending, alleged cover-ups and big severance checks for disgraced employees has simmered under the radar for years, according to hundreds of internal documents obtained by the Herald/Times.
After the 1992 super-hurricane Andrew, South Florida was in a state of shock, similar to coastal New Jersey and New York today. Andrew was a compact, category five hurricane.
Drivers would be banned from manually typing or reading texts, emails or other electronic messages while operating a car under legislation filed in the Senate Tuesday.
Kingsway Financial Services and its subsidiary 1347 Capital has finalised the purchase of certain tangible and intangible assets and liabilities of Florida-based Intercontinental Warranty Services.
The New Florida PIP law, also known as House Bill 119, will not save Floridians any insurance premium money.
The Boyd Group, parent company of Gerber Collision and Glass, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of The Recovery Room of Central Florida, Inc. which owns 11 collision repair centers in Orlando, Florida.
A diverse new class of lawmakers reported to work in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, tasked with plunging into problems over education, the economy, health care and a national election embarrassment to fix.
- For now, Florida Legislature talks about cooperation, bipartisanship
- New Florida leaders vow election fix
- Representative Weatherford formally named Florida House Speaker, pledges bipartisanship
- Blog: In humbler times for Florida House Republicans, Will Weatherford sets a more moderate tone
- Gaetz takes the Florida Senate helm
- Blog: Breaking down the riddle in Don Gaetz’s inaugural Florida Senate address
- Blog: Don Gaetz wants to shed light on member projects, Florida contracts
- Detert plays key role in nominating new Florida Senate president
- Lawmakers sidestep protesters
- Environment, energy take a back seat in Florida session speeches but key committee vacancies loom
In a landmark robo-signing case, a former executive of a Jacksonville mortgage-processing giant faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to orchestrating years of fraudulent foreclosure documents, according to a plea deal filed Tuesday in Jacksonville federal court.
Investors aren’t directly involved in Florida Public Service Commission hearings underway in Florida Power & Light Co.’s proposed rate increase settlement. However, issues that concern them, such as the company’s profits, are on the table.
Margaret Goodman says she received high marks from all five principals she’s worked for during 39 years, yet Florida’s new evaluation system gave her a low rating of “needs improvement.”
President Barack Obama’s administration on Tuesday formally proposed new rules requiring insurers to cover people with preexisting conditions and set minimum health benefits to millions of others under U.S. healthcare reform law.
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has completed a sixth round of depopulation with 6,877 residential policies being transferred to the private insurance market
Thanksgiving travelers who have yet to rent a car in the Northeast are out of luck: Superstorm Sandy has created a shortage.
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