Car insurers see win at Florida Supreme Court, but fight probably not over

Car insurers are hailing a Florida Supreme Court decision not to review a case that aimed to stop a state law reducing Personal Injury Protection benefits, but opposing lawyers said renewed challenges are likely.

The state high court’s decision ends one phase of a fight that saw a Tallahassee judge slap a temporary injunction on a 2012 law backed by Gov. Rick Scott to reduce some benefits in the name of curbing fraud. The lower court found the law unconstitutionally shut out some medical providers. An appeals court overturned the injunction and the Florida Supreme Court declined to review the case Monday.

One insurance group, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, said it was pleased with what it saw as “a step forward” in a battle over efforts to reform the car insurance system.

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