Tag Archives: Alex Sink

Adjusters Have Codes of Ethics: Florida’s Are Significant and Need to Be Enforced

All adjusters, whether company, independent, or public, have significant ethical obligations in Florida. Indeed, these adjusters even have an obligation to turn each other into the Department of Financial Services. The failure to do so is, by itself, a breach of the adjuster’s ethical obligations: (g) An adjuster shall promptly report to the Department any … Continue Reading

Sink Appeals Public Adjuster Suit: Delay Possible For Miami-Dade County Public Adjuster Lawsuit

There are two active lawsuits with very good attorneys representing public adjusters who are challenging the 48 hour solicitation ban and the fee caps. The first one was filed in Miami-Dade County, as I reported in Florida Public Adjusters File Lawsuit to Overturn 48 Hour Solicitation Ban and Fee Caps. The second lawsuit challenging only … Continue Reading

Sean Shaw is a Refreshing and Intelligent Advocate for Floridians–We Deserve This Type of Representation

Why do so many of our politicians play to the lobbyists and support laws that harm the average person and voter? This is exactly what has happened with important laws sponsored by the insurance industry lobbyists and then proposed by Florida Senator Mike Bennett of Bradenton and Representative Bill Proctor of St. Augustine. These politicians … Continue Reading

Alex Sink Reception on Monday

It is hard to imagine that I have insurance defense counsel friends going to a fundraiser for Alex Sink at an insurance company and then coming to my home next Monday for a fundraising reception we are hosting for her. Alex Sink has respect from many or she would not have that type of divergent support … Continue Reading

Is Florida’s Chief Insurance Regulator, Kevin McCarty, at Odds with Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and Possible Next Governor?

Dan Luby of the Florida Insurance News forwarded a Blog, Alex Sink’s Cold War with the Insurance Commissioner, by Gary Fine regarding a possible “riff” between Alex Sink and Kevin McCarty. I find this curious because the two of them are leading consumer advocates for policyholders. I have never found Bill McCollum, Sink’s opponent for … Continue Reading

Wrongful Claims Practices Which Insurers Recognize that They Should be Punished (Part One)

Don’t you think Madoff would agree that society should throw a financial swindler in jail? I imagine most insurance executives think there should be consequences if they do the same thing. Shouldn’t they agree that claims management practices which intentionally underpay must be punished by law as a matter of public policy? Who would not … Continue Reading