Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Date Published: 01-10-2018


Florida Appeals Court, Regulator Reject Policy Language Aimed at Curbing AOB Abuse

The decision could have a significant impact on the Florida Insurance Market, as other Insurers writing Homeowners in the State using similar Policy Language may no longer be able to do so.  Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.


Lawyer Faces Federal Jail After Admitting Position In $23M Auto Insurance Coverage Fraud

The Attorney admitted he paid Illegal Kickbacks of $2,000 to $2,500 to a Clinic Operator, Tow-Truck Drivers and other so-called “Runners” who referred Clients to him, Court Records show.  The Kaplan Heald reports.


Bills Would Replace Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Requirement

Without MedPay, PIP Repeal would reduce Average Auto Insurance Premiums about $81, according to a 2016 Analysis Commissioned by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.  The Sun-Sentinel reports.


House Panel Moves Texting-While-Driving Bill

A Bill that would change Texting-While-Driving to a ‘Primary’ Offense unanimously cleared a House Committee yesterday.’s Mitch Perry reports.


In Swift Reversal, Trump Admin Says No New Oil Drilling Off Florida Coast

The Trump Administration said Tuesday that it would not seek to bring Oil and Gas Drilling to the waters off Florida, conceding to Vocal Opposition from the Republican Governor of the Tourism-Driven State.  CNN reports.


Woman Evacuates Sinking Palm Harbor, Florida, Home

The Homeowner will need to contact her Insurance Company to have an Engineer to evaluate the property and confirm if this is a sinkhole.  Sean O’Reilly reports for WPTV.


Florida Apartment Building Gutted By Massive Fire

Witnesses said they heard several loud explosions as flames shot through the roof and out the windows.  The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.


Florida Could Grant Legal Immunity For Reporting Drug Overdoses

The Proposal applies to Individuals who are found in possession of any drug, including fentanyl and illicit opioids, if they ask for medical assistance in “Good Faith” when they believe a user is experiencing an Overdose.’s Ana Ceballos reports.


New Cell Phone Scam Could Leave You Without A Phone And Your Money

In most States, Cell Phone Insurance Fraud is a Misdemeanor, however, in Florida, it is a Third-Degree Felony according to AT&T.  CBS reports. 


Florida Projected to Have $1 Trillion Economy in 2018

Sea Level Rise is "Not a Popular Topic in Tallahassee," but is a reality making itself felt in some coastal areas.  Richard Danielsen reports for the Tampa Bay Times.




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