Florida Senate President Joe Negron Resigns from Law Firm Job

Miami Herald – Kristen Clark, Steve Bousquet Four days after Republican Gov. Rick Scott suggested lawmakers should be prohibited from working for law firms that lobby the Legislature, Florida Senate President Joe Negron says he is “stepping away” from the law firm he works for. The Stuart Republican announced his resignation in a statement today — provided by his Senate…

Court Question’s Insurance Office’s Claim to State Farm Sales Information

Florida Politics  Michael Moline A state appeal court panel appeared skeptical Thursday of the Office of Insurance Regulation’s arguments that trade-secrets protections don’t exempt State Farm Florida from having to turn over business information for public scrutiny. The judges wondered whether the plain language of the trade-secret exemption in Florida’s public records law doesn’t protect…

SENATE WORKSHOP MAKES THE CASE FOR AOB REFORM

SENATE WORKSHOP MAKES THE CASE FOR AOB REFORM   TALLAHASSEE, FL, (January 10, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida today applauded the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance for holding a workshop on property insurance and the problem of non-catastrophe water claims and related “assignment of benefit” abuse. During today’s presentation, critical evidence…

Lawmakers Set to Take Another Stab at Fixing Insurance Claims Abuses

Sun Sentinel – Ron Hurtibise Groundhog Day isn’t until Feb. 2, but two legislative meetings scheduled next week in Tallahassee will likely have a “been-there, done-that” feel to many of the participants. Banking and insurance panels from the state Senate and House will kick off this year’s efforts to solve the “assignment of benefits” problem…