Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Friday, October 06, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Friday, October 06, 2017

Date Published: 10-06-2017


Heritage Insurance:  “Mole” Helped Contractor, Attorney Steal Claims Secrets

A "Mole" fed trade secrets to a Water Damage Contractor and an Attorney to help them extract money from one of South Florida's leading Insurance Companies, the Insurer is charging in Court.  The Sun-Sentinel’s Ron Hurtibise reports.


Governor Rick Scott Declares Storm Emergency In 29 Counties

Governor Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for 29 Counties in North Florida and the Panhandle as Tropical Storm Nate approaches the Gulf Coast.


Rocky Road Ahead For Steven Mariano’s Insurance Ventures?

Facing Shareholder Lawsuits and Allegations he owed Millions in Unpaid Loans and Taxes, Mariano Resigned in July 2017 as CEO and Chairman of Patriot National.


Building Code Helped Shield Southwest Florida During Irma, But Changes Coming

A Law Passed in June changed the way Florida’s Building Commission will Update Building Standards for the first time since the 1990s.  Lauren Sweeney reports for WINK.


How A Billion-Dollar Insurance Industry Protects Florida’s Risky Real Estate Game – For Now

What enables Florida’s staggering growth against Environmental Odds?   Zac Taylor writes for The Conversation.


King Tides, Hurricane Debris Leave Portions Of South Florida Flooded

Strong Winds, Showers and a Full Moon Thursday intensified the Highest Tides of the year in South Florida, with leftover Storm Debris still clogging many Drains.  Ryan Van Velzer reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


These Guys Chase Catastrophes Wherever They Strike — And Find A Warm Welcome

Time is of the essence when Damage to Property – such as Roof Leaks or Flooded Floors – can fester and Homeowners get impatient. Delays in the Submission of Adjusted Claims stalls overall Recovery.  The Miami Herald’s Linda Robertson reports.


Work To Repair Irma’s Damage Will Take Weeks, Months, Years

Wait times at Repair Companies varies by what they’re willing to take on.  Roger Bull reports for the Florida Times-Union.


Florida’s Largest Lake Hits Highest Water Level In 12 Years

The Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday the Lake’s Level has reached 16.7 feet (5.1 meters), almost 3 feet higher than a month ago before Hurricane Irma ran through the State.  The Associated Press reports.


Tom Lee Files Continuing Care Bill To Protect Seniors

Florida Senator Tom Lee‘s Office announced he had again Filed Legislation to add Financial Protections for Residents of continuing Care Retirement. reports.

·         Lee Poised For Statewide Run


Florida House Election Features Ballot Switcheroo

The Special Election for State House District 44 features a rare twist in Politics – a Vote for one of the two Candidates turns out to be a Vote for someone else.  Steven Lemongello reports for the Orlando Sentinel’s “Central Florida Political Pulse” blog.


Richard Spencer Is Coming To UF.  The School Says Security Will Cost More Than $500,000

The University said it will Cost the School more than Half a Million Dollars to shore up Security on Campus and in the City.   The Miami Herald’s Alex Harris reports.




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