Widely different appeals court decisions over the fiercely debated assignment of benefits issue could lead to the Supreme Court stepping in to review.
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Jacksonville attorney and former judge Mark Hulsey III faces a public reprimand over allegations of improper campaigning.
The city of West Palm Beach successfully appealed a ruling granting an environmental resource permit for a road extension near the Grassy Waters Preserve.
Appeals court affirms right of health administration agency to set rules when issuing facility certificates
An appellate court stepped into a legal tussle between hospital groups over which nabs the lucrative right to build a facility in Orange County.
Florida's legislation expanding immunity for certain doctors and institutions from medical malpractice lawsuits does not violate the state constitution, an appellate court ruled on Aug. 1.
Florida Education Association files suit against state legislature over allegedly 'unfair' union law
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Legislature over allegations that new legislation in regards to teachers unions is not fair.
A surge of assignment of benefits fraud has left Florida residents with higher rates for their insurance, and the Florida Legislature has let another year go by without enacting changes to stop such instances of fraud.
A man who was injured in an Orlando crash involving a county employee may be awarded $750,000 by Orange County rather than a $2.9 million award from a 2012 jury trial.
TALLAHASSEE — Car insurance reform bills are again moving through the Florida Legislature. Sen. Tom Lee (R-Thonotassa) is sponsoring SB 150, which would repeal the no-fault rule requiring motorists to carry $10,000 worth of personal injury (PIP) coverage. Lee’s bill would require only medical payment and bodily-injury coverage. A similar bill (HB 19) is making its way through the Florida House.
TALLAHASSEE — Bills in the Florida legislature would change the law to provide worker’s compensation benefits to law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians or paramedics who suffer post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) injuries in the line of duty.
TALLAHASSEE — Despite improvements last year, Florida's "most unfair" court system in civil litigation helped the Sunshine State beat out California to take the top spot in American Tort Reform Foundation's (ATRF) latest list of "judicial hellholes," the organization said in its latest annual report.
With legislation pending over the controversial "assignment-of-benefits" practice, an appeals court in Florida has ruled an insurance company cannot restrict policy holder's ability to assign post-loss benefits.
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran seems to have the Midas touch in the world of political fundraising.
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.
TALLAHASSEE —The fallout from the medical marijuana legislative debate has many wondering when the medical marijuana industry will be up and running, even after voters overwhelmingly voted to approve the expansion of legalizing medical marijuana last fall.
TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Legislature on break, several high-profile bills currently tracked by the Florida Record have been met their legislative demise.
TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeals has overturned a 2016 ruling issued by a circuit court that invalidated a statewide increase in workers' compensation insurance rates.
DELRAY BEACH — Malpractice lawsuits and regulatory laws in Florida that impact doctors and other health care providers have been increasing in recent years, along with requests from health care professionals on how they can protect themselves, leading attorney firms specializing in the field to provide more services.
It has been a busy legislative session for the Florida Justice Reform Institute (FJRI), a lobbying group that encourages state lawmakers to curb litigation abuse that hurts businesses in the state.