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Florida governor expected to sign benefits reform despite criticism of 'bad actors'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is due to sign major assignment of benefits (AOB) reform but there are still "bad actors" doing much the same thing in auto glass, said the head of a Florida insurance trade organization during a recent interview.

Florida Realtors back AOB reform legislation as House bill appears headed for floor debate

By Karen Kidd | Apr 8, 2019

While abuse of the state's “assignment of benefits” or AOB legal provisions is increasing at an alarming rate, 2019 might be the year when Florida legislators make headway toward reform, Orlando-based realtor's advocacy group spokesman said during a recent interview.

Tort reform group prefers Supreme Court-endorsed county court jurisdictional increase plan over House proposal

By Karen Kidd | Apr 3, 2019

A Tallahassee-based tort reform advocacy group prefers a Florida Supreme Court-endorsed proposal to increase county court civil litigation thresholds over a state House bill that would raise them to $50,000 over two years. But the Florida Justice Reform Institute isn't so sure a threshold increase is needed.

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