Statement by Florida Insurance Commissioner on District Court Order to Expedite Allstate Appeal Process
Jan 31, 2008
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has released a statement on the First District Court of Appeals (“DCA”) order to expedite the appeal process of Allstates’ license suspension. The full text of the press release is reprinted below.
To view a copy of the DCA order, click here.
The DCA has expedited Allstateâ€™s appeal of the commissionerâ€™s Jan. 17 Immediate Final Order suspending the companiesâ€™ licenses to write any new business in Florida and has directed that:
- the record be filed within 15 days
- the initial brief be filed within 10 days after that
- the answer brief is to be filed 10 days later, and
- the reply brief 5 days thereafter
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Statement by Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on District Court Order to Expedite Appeal Process of Allstate License Suspension
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — â€œWhile I am disappointed that the District Court did not decide to reinstate my officeâ€™s suspension of Allstate, I am encouraged that the Court on its own motion has decided to expedite the appeal process.
â€œI remain committed to getting answers to questions about Allstateâ€™s business practices and relationships with rating agencies, catastrophe modeling companies and industry trade groups.
â€œAlthough my office has not yet received all the documents requested from Allstate, I remain confident that everything in our subpoenas will be produced in a timely fashion and that we will continue to work together toward an amicable resolution of this matter.
â€œAll the documents requested in our October subpoenas were due at the Jan. 15 hearing, but I am encouraged that as a result of my suspension order Allstate within a week produced about 25,000 pages of documents.
â€œI remain ever committed to Florida consumers to get to the bottom of this issue and to ensure that Allstate is held accountable to the law.â€
Note: The DCA has expedited Allstateâ€™s appeal of the commissionerâ€™s Jan. 17 Immediate Final Order suspending the companiesâ€™ licenses to write any new business in Florida and has directed that:
* the record be filed within 15 days
* the initial brief be filed within 10 days after that
* the answer brief is to be filed 10 days later, and
* the reply brief 5 days thereafter.
The decision would be rendered at anytime after the reply brief is filed.
The Courtâ€™s order is available for your review.
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