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Staff ReportsNovember 28, 2018
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5min376
Cracking down on unscrupulous lawyers is the key to reining in auto and property insurance rates, the James Madison Institute concludes in a policy report released Wednesday. Specifically, the white paper targets Florida’s bad-faith law, which it claims has greased litigation against insurers alleged to have treated policyholders unfairly; and its one-way attorney fees law, which […]

Michael MolineAugust 31, 2016
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3min449
A major business lobby, preparing the ground for the next fight over workers’ compensation insurance, prevailed against one of its main targets during Tuesday’s primary elections. But perhaps the bigger prize got away. “Call it a draw,” said Bill Herrle, Florida director for the National Federation of Independent Business. “A mixed bag.” The federation threw […]

Ryan RayFebruary 25, 2015
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2min188
Republican Rep. Manny Diaz of Hialeah Gardens has filed a bill that would prevent entities who receive funding from Florida’s government from suing the state using those taxpayer dollars. The Hialeah Gardens Republican says that he is not seeking to limit access to the courts for these organizations, but rather simply seeking a commonsense accountability measure. “It […]


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