Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Date Published: 03-13-2018


Fraud, Lawsuit Abuse Earns Florida No. 1 Spot On “Judicial Hellhole” List

Quite the opposite, according to business groups like the Florida Chamber of Commerce, who say the ranking is further evidence that Florida’s current legal climate is having a negative impact on the State.  Insurance Journal reports via the PCI SmartBrief.


Florida Among States With Most Uninsured Drivers

A recent study directed by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that nearly One in Eight US Drivers – or 13% of US Drivers – was Uninsured as recently as 2015.  Lyle Adriano reports for Insurance Business Magazine.


Recent Study Names US-41 Second Most Dangerous Nationwide

Geotab showed US-41 was only outnumbered by another Florida Road, US-1, in most dangerous roads.   ABC News reports at


Holmes Beach Is Served 14th — And Counting — Bert Harris Suit

The City of Holmes Beach, Insured by the Florida League of Cities’ Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, is fielding its 14th Lawsuit under the Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act.  Kathy Prucnell reports for the


Rick Scott Names Four New Circuit Judges

Governor Rick Scott appointed Four New Judges Monday, including the Assistant U.S. Attorney who helped prosecute a South Florida Eye Doctor linked in a corruption case to Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.


Legislature Funds Florida Forever But Allows Sewage Into Aquifer

The Florida Legislature approved a Bill — HB 1149 — that would encourage pumping treated sewage into the State’s Aquifer to offset increased withdrawals of fresh water.  By injecting the effluent, the State could continue approving new Water-Use Permits for Developers as new Residents continue flooding into the State.


End of Florida Legislative Session Leaves Pile of Dead Bills

Banning “Sanctuary” Cities, Revamping Gambling Laws, Approving New Sexual-Harassment Rules and even creating a License Plate to commemorate the University of Central Florida’s Undefeated Football Season were among numerous issues that died when the 2018 Legislative Session ended Sunday. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Daytona Beach News-Journal.


Why Are Florida Lawmakers Trying To Get Rid Of This One Ethics Rule?

The Florida Ethics Commission Executive Director said she could not remember Commissioners ever issuing a press release advocating Lawmakers Vote one way or another on a Bill.  Lawrence Mower reports for the Tampa Bay Times’ “The Buzz” blog.


Texas Accepting Input on Amendments to Agent Licensing Rules

The Texas Department of Insurance published proposed updates to Chapter 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, regarding Agent and Adjuster Licensing and continuing Education Requirements on March 9 and is accepting written comments on the proposals.  Insurance Journal reports.




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