Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Date Published: 12-05-2017


PCI Calls on Florida Senate Insurance Committee to Approve Auto Glass Assignment of Benefits Legislation

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America called on the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee to pass Senate Bill 396, which seeks to curb Assignment of Benefit Practices associated with windshield glass repairs that the Insurance Industry considers abusive. reports.


House Storm Proposal Includes Bolstering Evacuations

The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness on Monday outlined Member Proposals intended to help people impacted by Hurricane Irma and to improve planning for the next storm.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Gainesville Sun.

·         House Hurricane Panel Tackles Storm Reforms


Lawsuit Rackets Make Florida No. 1 “Judicial Hellhole”

As bad as Florida's reputation has been over the last decade and a half as a Lawsuit-Happy State, a new Report says we've "Risen" to a New Low. Publisher Nancy Smith writes.


Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a Case that initially involved a more than $23 Billion Verdict against the cigarette maker.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via


Jason Brodeur Bill Would Block Life Insurance Companies From Considering DNA

Broder, a Sanford Republican, Filed House Bill 855 Monday forbidding Insurance Companies from using Genetic Testing to assess risks for Life Insurance, for Disability Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance.  Scott Powers reports for


Ex-U.S. Representative Corrine Brown Gets 5 Years in Prison for Charity Scam

The Florida Times-Union reported that Brown, who served 24 years in Congress until losing a Re-Election Bid last year, will report to prison no earlier than Jan. 8. The Times-Union also reported that Brown’s Attorney, James Smith, said she will appeal the sentence.  The Palm Beach Post notes.


Senate Advances “Modern-Day Piracy” Bill Requiring Marine Towing Estimates

A Florida Senate Bill seeking to control overcharging by Marine Salvage and Towing Companies passed its First Committee Monday. reports.


First Responder PTSD Bill Gets Hearing This Week

 Florida First Responders can get Medical Benefits for PTSD but aren’t eligible for other benefits like lost wages.  Health News Florida reports via Florida Trend.


Public Service Commission Nominee Withdraws After Florida Senator’s Accusations

Ritch Workman, a Former State Representative from Melbourne, said he doesn't remember the incident, but he promptly offered his Resignation and an Apology to Scott and State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers) when he was informed of her Allegations by a POLITICO reporter.


Florida Senate Sexual Harassment Dispute Escalates

An increasingly toxic battle over a Senate Staffer's Allegations of Sexual Harassment is intensifying.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via the Tallahassee Democrat.

·         The Coming Nuclear War In The Florida Senate


With Five Openings To Fill, Trump Has Opportunity to Reshape Federal Bench in South Florida

The next Generation of Federal Judges in South Florida — aiming to fill Five Openings on the Bench — will soon be picked by President Donald Trump.  The Miami Herald reports.


Ex-NAIC Head Huff Succeeds Kading at Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers

An Ex-Chief Insurance Regulator for Missouri will take over the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers starting in January 2018.  Insurance Journal reports.




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