Florida Supreme Court News

Top Florida Stories of 2016: Workers’ Comp Market in Turmoil

It’s been a tumultuous year for the Florida insurance industry. It would seem the biggest story would be the end of Florida’s hurricane drought as the state got hit by not one, but two hurricanes this year, the first hurricanes …

Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Insurer in Concurrent Loss Case

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled in favor of policyholders seeking coverage on claims where there is the possibility of multiple concurrent losses but at least one of the losses is covered under their policy. Though the decision can have …

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Challenge to Florida Workers’ Comp System

The United States Supreme Court has refused to review a Florida case challenging the state’s entire workers’ compensation system, which could be seen as the state’s only reprieve on workers’ comp this year. The Court’s Oct. 31 decision without comment …

It’s Official: Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Going Up Nearly 15%

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has issued a final order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for an overall combined statewide average rate increase of 14.5 percent. This rate increase applies to both new …

Florida Approves 14.5% Workers’ Comp Rate Hike in Response to Court Rulings

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has given contingent approval for an overall statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent to take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The rate increase is in response to two recent Supreme Court rulings …

Florida Awaiting Final Workers’ Comp Rate Decision

The rate impact of recent Florida Supreme Court rulings on the state’s workers’ compensation system is currently in the hands of regulators, as the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) decides on the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) filing seeking …

NCCI Proposes Nearly 20% Florida Workers Comp Rate Increase

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) announced July 1 that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed an amended rate filing to address a third legal change affecting Florida’s workers’ compensation system. This amended filing increases NCCI’s initial …

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down State Cap on Temporary Disability Benefits

The Florida Supreme Court has delivered another blow to Florida’s workers’ compensation system with a ruling today that the state’s statutory 104-week cap on temporary disability benefits is unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in favor of the of …

Updated: Florida Supreme Court Declines Jurisdiction in Challenge to Workers’ Comp System

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that it does not have jurisdiction in a case brought by an injured nurse that challenged the constitutionality of the entire Florida Workers’ Compensation system. In the case of Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, the …

Florida High Court Rules Artist Can Sue UPS Over Lost Paintings

The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that an artist can sue UPS in state court over two paintings removed from their shipping tube while in transit and sold by the company UPS contracts to handle its lost-and-found operation. The …