Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Monday, July 10, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Monday, July 10, 2017

Date Published: 07-10-2017


Despite Last Year’s Hurricane Damage, Insurance Companies Sticking with Florida Clients

About a Decade ago, Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne caused an estimated $45 Billion in Property Damage in Florida and enough uneasiness in the Insurance Industry that some of the Nation’s Biggest Companies pulled out of the Market entirely.  Stuart Korfahage reports for the St. Augustine Record.


Jacksonville Moving Incrementally to Repair Hurricane Damage

Jacksonville has projected up to $37 Million in Federal Reimbursements on about $49 Million worth of Repairs and Cleanup Costs, with the City and State covering about $6.2 Million each.  Steve Patterson reports for the Florida Times-Union.


Court: Insurer Off the Hook for $500K Settlement to Florida Spa Guest

A Federal Appeals Court Ruled that Evanston Insurance Co. doesn’t Owe a $500,000 Settlement that a Florida Spa Owner Agreed to Pay to a Woman who suffered a Stroke during a Massage.  Denise Johnson reports for Insurance Journal.


Car Crashes and Florida Insurance Hikes: Is There a Connection?

Fatalities have also been on the Rise in Alachua County — 26 in 2014, 35 in 2015 and 40 in 2016. Fatalities Statewide also Increased each of the three years.  Cindy Swirko reports for the Gainesville Sun.


Doctor's Yard Sign in State House Campaign: “ACCEPT CIGNA”

Dr. Usha Jain is running for the State House Seat recently vacated by Eric Eisnaugle, now an Appellate Judge. A Yard Sign for her Candidacy says "Accept Cigna," apparently in reference to the Insurance Company.   Jeff Weiner reports for the Orlando Sentinel.


Broward County on Leading Edge of Emergency Communications

Motorola Solutions’ Interoperable ASTRO 25 System will connect Local First Responders with Agencies across Florida for fast, efficient Mission-Critical Response.


Eye on Governor Bid, Corcoran Hires Former Trump, Scott Pollster

With an eye on running for Governor, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has hired GOP Strategist Tony Fabrizio for Polling and the type of Strategic Advice he Employed in 2010 when he helped Mastermind Governor Rick Scott’s surprising Win against the Republican Establishment.   Marc Caputo reports for Politico Florida.


11 Years Later, Citrus Canker Fight is Far From Over

The Issue goes back to the Citrus Canker Scare of 2000-2006, when the State hired Work Crews to go onto Private Property and cut down any tree within 1,900 feet of a tree that had the Citrus Canker Disease, whether or not those trees exhibited symptoms.  Dan Sweeney reports for the Sun-Sentinel.

·         Citrus Greening Worries In The Area


Overland Bridge Project Could Make Jacksonville Area “The Next Brooklyn”

With the New Exit’s opening, lots more Residential and Commercial Growth is expected in the near future.  Jessica Palombo reports for WJCT-TV.


How Broward Has Transformed From a Tourism Draw to a Tech Magnet

Broward County has not historically been associated with Technological Innovation, instead focusing most of its Messaging on its Tourism Assets and Bustling Hospitality Sector.   The Miami Herald’s Chabeli Herrera reports.


Florida Gets New School Rules on Testing, Books, Bonuses

The Key Education Legislation that Passed in Florida this year prompted fierce Debate, with most of the Disagreements centered on Two Provisions related to Funding for Charter Schools.  Leslie Postal reports for the Orlando Sentinel.


Adoptees' Push for Access to Birth Certificates Often Denied in State Legislatures

State Representative Richard Stark, who was Adopted as an Infant in New York State, introduced a Bill in Florida's Legislature this year that would allow Adoptees Access to their Original Birth Certificates after they turn 18.  NBC Washington reports.


The Pros and Cons of South Carolina's Safe Home Roof Replacement and Strengthening Program

For those not familiar with South Carolina Safe Home, this is a huge Financial Incentive that, combined with State Tax Incentives and Insurance Discounts, can cut the Cost of a New Roof by more than half.  David Slade reports for the Post and Courier.




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