• Florida No-Fault Faux Fix

    May 4, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Florida No-Fault Faux Fix Florida HB 719, and corresponding SB 54, seek to eliminate the mandatory $10,000 in PIP coverage currently required of motorists. (Photo: Piman Khrutmuang/Adobe Stock) Over the years there have been many attempts to fix, sunset or even repeal Florida's no-fault system....

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  • Cannabis SAFE Banking Act Passes House

    April 21, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Cannabis SAFE Banking Act Passes House "After years of bringing up this issue, I'm thrilled to see overwhelming support for this bipartisan, commonsense legislation in the U.S. House once again. I feel optimistic about the path forward for the SAFE Banking Act and, more broadly, reforms to our...

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  • Q1 Property & Casualty Legislative Round Up 2021

    April 8, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Q1 Property & Casualty Legislative Round Up 2021 Here are the key insurance-related legislative updates from across the U.S. for first-quarter 2021. (Photo: Shutterstock) Editor's Note:  Here, we publish a round-up of key insurance-related legislation from the past three months. This is not...

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  • FEMA Issues First Flood Insurance Update in 50 Years

    April 5, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    FEMA Issues First Flood Insurance Update in 50 Years Storm surge surrounds a home as Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Port Arthur, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg) (Bloomberg) — On  Friday, April 2, the Federal Emergency Management Agency unveiled the details...

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  • Legal Implications of the Proposed 'College Athletes Bill of Rights'

    March 25, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Legal Implications of the Proposed 'College Athletes Bill of Rights' On December 17, 2020, Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced Senate Bill 5062, the College Athletes' Bill of Rights (the "Act"). The 63-page Act...

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  • Changes at FTC May Increase D&O Exposure

    March 17, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Changes at FTC May Increase D&O Exposure Often coverage disputes arise as to whether the FTC is truly investigating the company or its directors and officers. The Biden FTC's increased focus on individual liability will likely clarify those disputes but could also lead to increased exposure for...

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  • Bill that Could Classify Agents as Employees Faces Opposition

    March 17, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Bill that Could Classify Agents as Employees Faces Opposition Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced the House version of the PRO Act bill, H.R. 842, together with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.); Rep. Andy...

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  • Biden's $1.9T Relief Package Passed by U.S. House

    March 1, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Biden's $1.9T Relief Package Passed by U.S. House House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wants the plan to pass before March 14. (Photo: Douglas Litchfield/Shutterstock) On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden's  $1.9 trillion COVID...

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  • At Biden's Request, OSHA Updates COVID Worker Safety Guidance

    February 2, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    At Biden's Request, OSHA Updates COVID Worker Safety Guidance OSHA has issued more than $3.9 million in COVID-19 related fines after conducting more than 300 workplace inspections since the beginning of the pandemic. The main citation were violations of the general duty clause. (Credit:...

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  • Biden Signs Order for OSHA on Potential COVID-19 Standard

    January 25, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Biden Signs Order for OSHA on Potential COVID-19 Standard Last Thursday President Joe Biden signed an executive order asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to release revised guidance on COVID-19 safety protocol for workers and consider whether workers need an emergency...

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