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11 09, 2019

NCCI Proposes 5.4% Decrease in Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

By | September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCCI Proposes 5.4% Decrease in Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

Florida businesses will see another workers’ comp rate decrease next year if the latest filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is approved by Florida regulators. Carrier results continue to be favorable in the segment thanks to many …

30 08, 2019

Florida Prepares for Hurricane Dorian; CoreLogic Warns on Homes Exposed

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Hurricane Dorian has set its sights on the Southeast coast, with Florida likely to be the state that feels the biggest impact when it makes its U.S. landfall sometime over the weekend or early next week, according to forecasters. Disaster …

29 08, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Preparations Underway in Florida; CoreLogic Estimates $144B Storm Surge Risk

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Hurricane Dorian has set its sights on the Southeast coast, with Florida likely to be the state that feels the biggest impact when it makes its U.S. landfall sometime over the weekend or early next week, according to forecasters. Disaster …

9 08, 2019

Empire Underwriters Expands Programs into Hawaii

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Empire Underwriters, an MGA, surplus lines broker and wholesaler in business insurance underwriting and services, has launched new programs available in the State of Hawaii. The new programs include its Main Street Workers Comp as well as Hard to Place …

9 08, 2019

Atlanta Looks to Halt E-Scooter Permits After 3 Deaths

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Atlanta’s city council is taking action in response to the traffic deaths of three electric scooter riders. Two council members introduced legislation Monday to stop adding new e-scooters permits, which Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says will enable the city to …

8 08, 2019

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Landlord Not Liable for Infant Burned by Radiator

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New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that a landlord can’t be held responsible for burns an infant suffered rolling from a bed onto a scalding radiator. The 5-2 decision issued July 31 means the landlord can’t be sued for not …

8 08, 2019

North Carolina’s Order for Duke Energy to Excavate Coal Ash Can Move Forward

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A North Carolina hearing officer says a state agency can order the country’s largest electric company to excavate all its coal ash pits by 2030 so that they quit polluting neighboring rivers. A state administrative judge on Friday dismissed claims …

7 08, 2019

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Long-Awaited Case on AOB Policy Language

By | August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Long-Awaited Case on AOB Policy Language

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed course and decided not to hear a controversial case regarding the validity of certain language around assignment of benefit agreements, instead ruling that a law passed by the Florida Legislature this session, and which …

7 08, 2019

Baltimore County Settles Excessive Force Suit for $1M

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Baltimore County will pay more than $1 million to settle claims by the family of a 21-year-old who died days after an encounter with police officers and medical workers. The Baltimore Sun reported Monday on the settlement. The family of …

7 08, 2019

Maine’s Largest City Proposes Retail Licensing Rules for Marijuana Businesses

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Officials in Maine’s largest city are proposing licensing regulations for recreational and medical marijuana businesses. The Portland Press Herald reports the proposed rules include a cap of 20 recreational marijuana retail locations citywide, a $10,000 annual license fee and a …