TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) oversees the prosecution and appeals for disciplinary violations by Florida lawyers, and with continuous exposure through social media and news, the Florida Supreme Court has not only become more rigorous in its discipline, but the general population is also watching to see what the Bar is doing to monitor attorneys.
TALLAHASSEE – Florida's Chamber of Commerce doesn't know how the state's Office of Insurance Regulation will decide on a 20 percent workers' compensation insurance rate hike request but has a good idea how such an increase will affect small businesses, a chamber official said during a recent interview.
ORLANDO – Fred Karlinsky, co-chair of the insurance regulatory and transactions practice at Greenberg Traurig, discussed noteworthy insurance-related measures before the legislature as part of his presentation at the recent Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund’s (FHCF) annual Participating Insurers Workshop.
JACKSONVILLE – The Florida Supreme Court will not be asked to consider a case related to the legality of an allegedly “sham” write-in candidacy in the 4th Circuit State Attorney’s race after the 1st District Court of Appeal decided to let an appeal be heard by a three-member panel of its own judges rather than expedite the appeal to the state’s high court.
TALLAHASSEE – In a case that highlights the continuing debate over the rights of grandparents, the Florida Supreme Court is reviewing the case of a mom who has refused her late husband's parents the chance to see their grandchildren even though a Colorado court had previously awarded them three weeks of visitation a year.