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Advocates say new Florida insurance law a victory for consumers

Mike Helenthal Jul. 3, 2017, 2:37pm

TALLAHASSEE — Consumer advocates are hailing a new Florida law requiring life insurance companies to inform policyholders of their right to consult with a professional before agreeing to changes in their policies.

Florida governor signs terrorism bill

John Severance Jun. 28, 2017, 2:50pm

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed 33 bills into law this month, and one allows victims of terrorism to recover legal fees and damages.

Workers' comp reform bill passes Florida's House of Representatives

Zachary Lewis Apr. 7, 2017, 11:52am

In a vote of 20 to 9, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would alter the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

Appeals-court ruling potentially at odds with Florida Supreme Court ruling

Noell Wolfgram Evans Mar. 3, 2017, 5:55pm

MIAMI — Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently asked the Florida Supreme Court to consider a review of the ongoing case involving Florida Power & Light’s desire to utilize nuclear power.

Florida Supreme Court rejects 2013 amendment saying jurisdiction on procedural matters lies with the court

Richard Jones Feb. 17, 2017, 1:45pm

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s highest court has struck down a 2013 state law, backed by Gov. Rick Scott, that changed the standard used by Florida to govern the admissibility of expert witness testimony.

Judge refuses reconsideration in Seminole tribe gambling ruling

Giovanni Whaley Dec. 24, 2016, 2:12pm

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has scored another legal victory against the state of Florida over a gambling agreement made in 2010.

Legal reform advocates not optimistic in advance of med mal ruling at Florida Supreme Court

W.J. Kennedy Dec. 21, 2016, 9:49am

TALLAHASSEE - Tort reform advocates in Florida say they expect the state Supreme Court to overturn a 2013 law enacted to “level the playing field” for defendants and their attorneys in medical malpractice cases.

Charges dropped against Miami-Dade judge

Michelle de Leon Dec. 4, 2016, 9:45pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Miami-Dade judge set to face a criminal mischief trial for destroying a pickup truck using a metal pipe in June escaped prosecution after the charges were dropped.

Voters will decide if Florida should expand medical marijuana law

Joe Dyton Nov. 7, 2016, 11:33am

TALLAHASSEE -- On Nov. 8, Floridians can vote on a proposed revision to a state constitution amendment, Amendment 2, that would expand the law governing medical marijuana and its users.

Floridians advised to use state's price gouging hotline following the hurricane

Noell Wolfgram Evans Oct. 12, 2016, 11:31am

TALLAHASSEE - As Hurricane Matthew moved closer to Florida, residents were doing all that they could to prepare for the damage the storm was sure to bring. For Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, this meant activating the state’s price gouging hotline.

2 new judges appointed to Escambia County Court

Russell Boniface May 22, 2016, 5:44pm

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed two new judges to the Escambia County Court.

Businesses, politicos await WC rating bureau’s impact analysis of Supreme Court ruling

W.J. Kennedy May 13, 2016, 1:54pm

Florida’s business and insurance leaders are predicting workers' compensation rates will jump at least 20 percent in light of a Supreme Court decision striking limits on attorney fees. 

Black Lives Matter Tampa lambasts new juvenile detention predisposition law

Carrie Bradon Apr. 5, 2016, 6:13pm

TALLAHASSEE – An appeals court recently issued a ruling that would have meant a number of Florida counties had to pay the state as much as $100 million in predisposition costs before underage offenders were sentenced, but recent legislation signed into law at the end of March by Gov. Rick Scott made the court case a moot point.