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Florida ‘Anti-Riot’ Law Challenged in Court Hearing

A new Florida law designed to deter violent public demonstrations is instead unconstitutionally chilling free speech and legitimate rights to protest, a federal judge was told Monday. Attorneys for several organizations challenging the law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis …

Florida Appeals Ruling Allowing Norwegian Cruise Line to Demand Vaccine Documentation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Monday the state will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that allowed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd to require Miami passengers show documented proof they are vaccinated against COVID-19, which he has called discriminatory. In …

Norwegian Cruise Line Goes to Court to Block Florida’s Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line heads to federal court on Friday in a battle that pits the company’s plan for returning to the seas against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s vow to oppose COVID-19 “vaccine passports.” The court battle comes as big business …

Florida Governor Cites ‘Unintended Consequences’ in Veto of Auto Insurance Bill

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed a measure intended to replace auto insurance personal injury protection (PIP) coverage with bodily injury coverage limits and a requirement that insurers offer medical payments coverage. In a letter time-stamped at 9:12 pm last …

Florida Legislature Sends No-Fault Auto Insurance Repeal Bill to Governor

The Florida legislature has sent an auto insurance measure (Senate Bill 54) to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who must now decide whether to sign or veto the legislation, which would repeal the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance system. The bill …

Newly-Enacted Florida Property Insurance Reform Bill Said to Be Already Working

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday officially signed into law reform legislation on property insurance and roofing contractor practices, a measure some say is having a positive impact even before it goes into effect. DeSantis signed the measure during a …

Biden Backs States Against Manufacturers Over Prescription Drug Imports From Canada

The Biden administration is urging a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that could stand in the way of states like Florida in allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada. In a legal brief filed Friday, the White House …

Hasner, Knight, Telemaco Join Board of Citizens Property Insurance

Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed three new members to the board of governors of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., his office said in a statement. Jillian Hasner of Boca Raton currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Take Stock …

COVID-19 Liability Bill for Florida Businesses, Healthcare Providers Signed by Gov

Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits if they made a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. The legislation …

Florida Lawmakers Send COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill to Governor

Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits if they made a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 under a bill the House sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. …