Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Insurance Lawyers, Regulators Join Colodny Fass as Law Firm Streamlines Name at 40-Year Mark

Celebrating over 40 years in practice, the law firm of Colodny Fass& Webb will streamline its name to “Colodny Fass,” effective October 31, 2014, Managing Partner Mike Colodny announced this week.  The Firm’s Internet address will be as of that date. reports.


St. Johns College program is reaching goal of ensuring future of insurance

A St. Johns River State College program is geared toward exposing students to a possible career in the insurance industry, Kimeko McCoy reports for the Saint Augustine Record.


Lawsuit seeks $5 million for those cited by red-light cameras

Two South Florida residents have sued an Arizona company that controls most red-light ticket cameras in the state, seeking class-action status and more than $5 million in damages for everyone who received a citation in the past four years, Orlando Sentinel’s Mark Schlueb reports.


Report:  Florida’s elections system has improved, but problems remain

A Washington D.C. group released a report yesterday evaluating how 10 swing states, including Florida, adopted recommendations from a presidential commission after long voting lines plagued the 2012 election, the Miami Herald’s Michael Van Sickler writes in the “Naked Politics” blog.


The nightmare scenario:  A race for Florida governor too close to call

It’s the nightmare scenario nobody wants to discuss:  an election night result for Florida governor that’s so close it demands a recount.  Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet reports.


Florida taxes fifth best in nation, Tax Foundation study finds

Florida ranked first this year in individual income tax structure, third in unemployment tax structure, 14th in corporate tax, 12th in sales tax and 16th in property tax, the Tampa Bay Times reports.



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