Insurance Industry-Backed AOB Bill Advances to House Floor

The Florida House Judiciary Committee officially re-started the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) debate on Tuesday by passing legislation to address the issue. The insurance industry-backed measure would curb the well-established homeowners’ right to assign insurance benefits to home repair contractors, who then pursue payment for their repair work from insurance companies. The legislation – similar…

FJA Insurance Emergency Response Task Force Created to Provide Advice to Lawmakers and their Constituents

TALLAHASSEE – Responding to people’s confusion and frustration about their rights related to claims, the Florida Justice Association (FJA) today announced the creation of the FJA Insurance Emergency Response Task Force of leading insurance attorneys to assist Florida lawmakers and their constituents who have property insurance questions. “Hurricane Irma has resulted in chaos, confusion, and…

FJA 2017 Legislative Summary

Here’s your final FJA Legislative Update The handkerchiefs finally dropped Monday to mark the official end of the 2017 Florida legislative session. The consideration of substantive bills ended Friday evening. Reviewing the results of the session, it’s clear that thanks to the tireless work of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) leaders, staff and allies, big…

FJA Legislative Update: Week 8

  We’ve come to the final (scheduled) week of the 2017 legislative session. It’s a time when deals are being put together involving bills that have nothing in common except that they’re on somebody’s must-pass priority list. Budget Time So, the period of wheeling and dealing is underway. Priority No 1 is the state budget.…