Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Friday, December 4
Dec 4, 2009
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Commissioner McCarty, as the Chair of the NAIC’s Catastrophe Insurance Working Group of the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee and as the NAIC’s Secretary and Treasurer, called the public meeting to seek information on the implications to regulators and insurers of the alleged defective Chinese drywall installed in many of the nation’s homes.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez is calling on the countys building department to eliminate permitting and inspection fees for homeowners in unincorporated parts of the county and West Miami who are making repairs tied to Chinese drywall.
Along with the collectors, gallery owners, dealers, and artists who have flocked to Miami this week for Art Basel, several major insurance companies are present.
- U.S. Marshall seizure of paintings from Miami Art Basel gallery tied to XL Specialty Insurance Co. lawsuit
Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced that an Orlando insurance agent she ordered barred for life from transacting insurance in Florida in August has been sentenced for third-degree felony grand theft after he submitted fraudulent insurance applications for family members and phantom employees in order to collect sales commissions.
What happens at Rock Reef Pass, on the outskirts of Shark River Slough — the Everglades’ largest freshwater tributary — will determine if South Florida stays or goes. Shark River Slough has lost up to three feet of soil, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Oceanographic institutions in St. Petersburg are collaborating to enhance their visibility.
Two don’t agree about bill’s effect on seniors
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida voted Thursday against a proposal to send a landmark health care reform bill back to committee over provisions that would cut Medicare spending.
Rail issue loses key Republican vote
A special session on rail issues got off to a bumpy start Thursday, with the high-profile defection of a former Senate transportation chairman.
- Senators’ questions leave support for rail bill in doubt
- Lawson: Fate of special session could hinge on backroom negotiations
- Gov. Crist says special session on rail service is about jobs
- House Dems fail to amend rail bill
State economists are updating their estimate of Florida’s general revenue.
Florida Legislature to work out problems in spring session
Florida voters were clear in November 2008 when they overwhelmingly approved Amendment 6.
The 20 largest creditors in the fraud case of disbarred Florida attorney Scott Rothstein’s defunct firm have filed nearly $1.2 billion in claims.
It took 37 days, but GOP state House hopeful Pat Rooney Jr. on Thursday was able to lock down the endorsement of his younger brother, Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney of Tequesta.
Paula Hawkins, the feisty, self-described “housewife from Maitland” who in 1980 became the first woman elected to a full Senate term without a family political connection, died Friday. She was 82.
Most airline executives are weighing how many flights to cut and from where.
A resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye, D-2nd District, encouraging banks and mortgage lenders to help homeowners whose homes were built with tainted Chinese-made drywall passed overwhelmingly in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Allstate Corp. and Alfa Mutual plan to drop wind coverage on an estimated 14,000 homeowner policies in Alabama’s two coastal counties over the next 18 months, the latest blow to property owners seeking insurance in an area vulnerable to hurricanes.
A U.S. Supreme Court case may prompt Congress to scale back the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley law, the measure that tightened oversight of financial disclosure after the Enron Corp. and WorldCom Inc. collapses.
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America will be engaged with a wide variety of issues ranging from Chinese drywall, to natural catastrophe issues to climate change and systemic risk at the National Association of Insurance Commissione Winter National Meeting in San Francisco, California from December 5 – 8, 2009.
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