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Auto Insurer and Hospital Dispute Access to Treatment Costs

On May 4, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding a dispute between State Farm and Shands Jacksonville Medical Center involving contracts and other documents that contain revealing information about how much the hospital charges different insurers for the same or similar services. State Farm is attempting to obtain access to these

Florida Supreme Court to Hear PIP Fee Dispute

The Florida Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an appeal brought by Allstate Insurance Company in a dispute about fees paid to medical providers under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Benefits. Florida is a “No-Fault” state, which means that by law, vehicle owners are required to carry, at minimum PIP benefits, which generally will pay for

State Farm Wins Case to Classify Public Information as “Trade Secret”

A Florida state court ruling now effectively allows State Farm (and other insurers) to make what was once publicly available information secret, in regards how many policies it has throughout the state, and how many it periodically drops. Insurers in the state of Florida report pertinent policy information to the state’s Quarterly and Supplemental Reporting