Florida Supreme Court News

Regulator Orders Further Decrease to Proposed Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

Florida businesses can expect an even greater decrease in workers’ compensation insurance next year, thanks to an order by the state regulator for a further decrease to the recent rate filing proposed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). …

NCCI Proposes 5.4% Decrease in Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

Florida businesses will see another workers’ comp rate decrease next year if the latest filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is approved by Florida regulators. Carrier results continue to be favorable in the segment thanks to many …

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Long-Awaited Case on AOB Policy Language

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed course and decided not to hear a controversial case regarding the validity of certain language around assignment of benefit agreements, instead ruling that a law passed by the Florida Legislature this session, and which …

How Daubert Standard Could Impact Florida Industry, Judicial Climate

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed a prior court’s decision to use a nearly 100-year-old standard on expert witness testimony and instead adopted stricter federal standards currently used by a majority of states. The court, which turned over in January …

Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Parkland Sheriff

The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year’s Parkland school shooting. Florida’s highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his …

Industry Awaits Florida Supreme Court Decision on Post-Loss AOB Policy Language

As Florida lawmakers weigh reform for the state’s assignment of benefits crisis, the insurance industry and regulators are closely monitoring a case addressing post-loss policy language that is currently before the state’s high court. Initial briefs are being filed in …

Florida Courts Bogged Down by New Gun Law, Hurricane Suits

Florida’s new gun law is keeping courts busy, and the state Supreme Court also says lawsuits over hurricane disputes could be on the rise. The Florida Supreme Court said Dec. 28 that 100 petitions a month have been filed statewide …

Florida Approves 13.8% Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

A revised workers compensation rate filing for a 13.8 percent decrease by the National Council on Compensation Insurance has been approved by Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. The amended filing to NCCI’s August rate request of 13. 4 percent was …

Florida Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease by Double-Digits in 2019

Florida workers’ compensation rates are going down again next year, the third decrease in the two years since significant Florida Supreme Court decisions created concern and uncertainty over future of the state’s workers’ comp system. According to an order from …

2 Recent Florida Supreme Court Rulings Could Impact Insurance Industry

Two recent decisions from the Florida Supreme Court that reversed rulings by the same District Court of Appeal will have a serious impact on the insurance industry. The consequential rulings came on Sept. 20, 2018 in the cases of Harvey …