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Jury: Insured Incurred $4 Million In Covered Hurricane Wilma Damages Under Excess Policy
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Jennifer Hans

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Jan. 30 found that a Florida property manager insured incurred $4 million in covered losses from Hurricane Wilma, rendering a verdict against... Read More

Preliminary $55M Settlement Reached With Florida Homeowners In Chinese Drywall Action
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) Parties in MDL 2047 announced June 14 that a preliminary $55 million settlement has been reached between Florida-based drywall suppliers, their insurers and a proposed class of homeowners whose properties were damaged by tainted... Read More

Order Declaring Health Care Law Unconstitutional Is Stayed Pending Immediate Appeal
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by Cheryl Keely

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida federal judge who declared the federal health care reform law unconstitutional responded March 3 to a federal government motion to clarify by issuing a stay pending an immediate appeal ( State of Florida, et... Read More

Obama Administration Asks Judge To Clarify Health Ruling
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional... Read More

11th Circuit Speeds Up Health Overhaul Appeal
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) A federal appeals court has agreed to act swiftly in considering a Florida judge's ruling that President Obama's health care overhaul is unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said Friday that it had agreed to expedite... Read More

20 States Ask Judge To Throw Out Obama Health Care Law
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways. The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary... Read More

Federal Government Appeals Judge's Health Care Ruling
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) The federal health care overhaul's core requirement to make virtually all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties is constitutional because Congress has the authority to regulate interstate business, the Justice Department... Read More