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19 09, 2022

‘Quirky’ Wording Sinks Evanston’s Exclusion, Appeals Court Finds in Sex Assault Case

By | September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Quirky’ Wording Sinks Evanston’s Exclusion, Appeals Court Finds in Sex Assault Case

The New Year’s Eve sexual assault of a patient at a Miami hospital’s mental health ward made headlines around Florida in 2019. Three days after the incident, Fernando Felix Ramos-Garcia, a technician at Westchester General Hospital, was arrested. The man …

26 09, 2022

Head-Injured Alabama Worker May Get Comp Claim, Despite Mediation Barring It

By | September 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Head-Injured Alabama Worker May Get Comp Claim, Despite Mediation Barring It

An electrician sustains a head injury on the job. He signs a mediation agreement absolving the employer of any workers’ compensation liability while he pursues a tort action against the warehouse owner. Five years later, the man’s guardian files a …

1 09, 2022

Fla. Public Adjuster Among 2 Arrested in Long-Running Operation Rubicon Investigation

By | September 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fla. Public Adjuster Among 2 Arrested in Long-Running Operation Rubicon Investigation

Those familiar with insurance fraud schemes in Florida will remember Operation Rubicon. That was the year-long investigation by Miami-Dade and Florida authorities into an alleged property insurance fraud scheme that involved public adjusters, restoration companies, insurance agents, a police officer …

31 08, 2022

Comp Insurers Object to Florida Hospital Payments Set at 2X U.S. Average

By | August 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Comp Insurers Object to Florida Hospital Payments Set at 2X U.S. Average

The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation appears to be intent on pushing the ball across the goal line on a long-awaited revision to hospital reimbursement rules, despite concern from insurers that some rates are still out of bounds. “My goal …

26 08, 2022

DCA Can’t Prohibit Lower Court Ruling, Fla. Justices Decide in Insurance Case

By | August 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DCA Can’t Prohibit Lower Court Ruling, Fla. Justices Decide in Insurance Case

Claim Was Settled, But Insurer Attorneys Revealed Mediation Info, Claimants’ Lawyer Says An appeals court cannot be used to prohibit a lower court’s decisions, except through the normal appeal process, the Florida Supreme Court decided Thursday in a case that …

25 08, 2022

Andrew Upended Fla. Insurance Market, but Storm of Litigation Even Worse

By | August 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Andrew Upended Fla. Insurance Market, but Storm of Litigation Even Worse

It was 30 years ago today that Hurricane Andrew, the strongest storm to make U.S. landfall in more than two decades, gouged its way across south Florida, destroying more than 25,000 homes, by some estimates, and causing more than $15 …

25 08, 2022

UPC Gives up the Ghost, Now in Orderly Run-Off in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and NY

By | August 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UPC Gives up the Ghost, Now in Orderly Run-Off in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and NY

United Property & Casualty Insurance Co., facing heavy losses, in July put out feelers for a potential sale or merger with another carrier, after a ratings downgrade and a substantial reorganization plan. But the firm’s holding company announced Wednesday that …

23 08, 2022

FIGA to Extend Assessment, Due to Southern Fidelity, Weston Failures

By | August 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FIGA to Extend Assessment, Due to Southern Fidelity, Weston Failures

Thanks to the mounting number of insolvencies of Florida property insurers in the last two years, the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association will have to borrow $150 million and extend a surcharge on policies through 2023. The FIGA Board of Directors …

22 08, 2022

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Slams Allstate’s 25% Auto Rate Increase

By | August 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Georgia Insurance Commissioner Slams Allstate’s 25% Auto Rate Increase

The Georgia insurance commissioner is publicly shaming one of the country’s largest auto insurers after the carrier announced an average 25% rate increase in the state. “I am angry and disappointed that Allstate has chosen to exploit a loophole in …

19 08, 2022

Forged Signatures, Fake Policies? Lawsuits Raise Questions About Captive Insurance Plan

By | August 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forged Signatures, Fake Policies? Lawsuits Raise Questions About Captive Insurance Plan

The owners of one of the oldest insurance agencies in Texas must have felt pretty surprised when they were named in a federal lawsuit brought by an AIG company, alleging the agency was part of an elaborate fraud that forged …