Proposals Re-Emerge to Pull ‘PIP’ from Florida Auto-Insurance Policies

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system could be nearing the end of its road. Legislation has again been filed to eliminate personal-injury protection coverage and require motorists to carry bodily injury liability coverage. And lawmakers were told last week that personal-injury protection reforms — championed by Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff…

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…