2019 was a busy legislative year in the vehicle service contract and vehicle protection product warranty industry with 12 states passing legislation directly affecting the laws regulating these products. Below is a brief summary of the major changes made in each of these states; however, there may be other nuances of each piece of legislation…Details
This Thursday Meenan P.A. is co-hosting the Second Annual Back Pack Drive for Boys Town with the Administrative Law Section at Happy Motoring starting at 5:30. Come on out and have some fund and do some good. Tax free time started over the weekend and extends through this week. If you want to participate below…Details
On Monday, July 29, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court, by a vote of 4 to 3, decided to discharge jurisdiction and not address whether Florida law allows for an insurer’s homeowner’s policy to require the consent of all insureds, including a mortgagee such as a bank, before a post-loss assignment of benefits under the insurance…Details
On June 21, 2019, Tim Meenan participated in a panel at the Florida Association of Insurance Agents discussing Assignment of Benefits reform legislation, the need for attorney fee multiplier reform, the importance of the 2020 elections and the new Florida Supreme Court.
Florida First District Court of Appeal Rejects Workers’ Compensation Claim By Work-From-Home Employee Injured at Her Home.
On April 5, 2019, the First DCA issued a rare en banc decision in Sedgwick CMS and The Hartford/Sedgwick CMS v. Valcourt-Williams, Case No. 1D17-96. Writing for the majority, Judge Winsor opined that Valcourt-Williams, a workers’ compensation claims adjuster employed under a telecommuting agreement for claims adjudication firm Sedgwick CMS, did not have a compensable…Details
In Timbs v. Indiana, 586 U.S. ___ (2019), the U.S. Supreme Court established that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines is an incorporated protection that applies to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. While the facts in Timbs were centered around the accused’s underlying conduct in violation of state criminal laws,…Details
Tim Meenan serves as Master of Ceremonies for the Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit in Miami.
Tim Meenan serves as Master of Ceremonies for the Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit in Miami. The hot topics include Assignment of Benefits abuse, glass farming, stopping fraud and the dramatic increase in Hurricane Irma claims.
Tim Meenan, James Ross and the rest of the Meenan Team partnered with the Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar to host the inaugural “Back to School Bash” to benefit Boys Town of North Florida, a national organization that assists at-risk children. All told we raised more than $300 and filled more than 50…Details
Sandy Robinson, President of American Guaranty Fund Group, and Executive Director of Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, receiving a resolution issued by Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier lauding her 30 years work in the insurance and guaranty fund industry’s. Presenting along with Tim Meenan is Kimberly Blackburn, FIGA Chair, and Tom Streukens, soon to be the…Details
A local barbershop quartet made its rounds singing songs of love this Valentine’s Day, stopping by Meenan P.A. to serenade Karl Rasmussen. Watch the video here!Details
The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, in Daytona, affirmed the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) denial of an insurer’s proposed form that required a mortgage holder to consent to an assignment of benefits under an insurance policy. Security First Insurance Co., v. Florida Office of Ins. Regul., Case No. 5D16-3425 (Fla. 5th DCA…Details
Stephen McDaniel was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Advisory Council for the California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. The department’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of California consumers.
Tim Meenan served as MC for the Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit on November 3. The Summit dove into many issues including Workers Comp reform, eliminating assignment of benefits forms in property insurance, the availability of reinsurance in Florida, and other key topics.
Tim Meenan and SCIC are quoted in The Mortgage Reports on the difference between homeowners’ insurance and a home warranty. The posting, written by a nationally syndicated real estate writer, discusses what a home warranty is and how it can benefit both the buyer and seller of a home. link to .pdf of ArticleDetails
Stephen McDaniel responds to recent NCLC report on behalf of the vehicle protection product industry
In a recent article, Meenan P.A. attorney Stephen McDaniel responds to recent NCLC report on behalf of the vehicle protection product industry. Click here to read the article.Details
Tim Meenan will serve as moderator at the 8th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Summit held September 13-15 in at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Tim’s talk will include an update on the numerous changes state legislatures made with respect to the service contract industry. The conference covers best business practices for companies providing warranties and…Details
Tallahassee, Florida. – Meenan P.A., a full service Tallahassee regulatory, legislative, and litigation law firm, today announced the hiring of Karl Rasmussen to join their Governmental Relations team. Karl Rasmussen currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Rick Scott. Karl has also served in roles as the Assistant Director of Cabinet Affairs and…Details
From the Tallahassee Democrat: Former state Rep kwoy4vl. Alan Williams has found a home at governmental relations and lobbying law firm Meenan P.A. The firm announced that Williams, who served eight years in the House before running unsuccessfully last year for supervisor of elections, will focus on local government and legislative work outside Florida. Under state…Details
Meenan P.A. announced today that Former State Representative Alan Williams is joining their firm. Williams will initially focus on local government, and legislative work in states other than Florida. First elected in November 2008 to the Florida House of Representatives by the voters of District 8, encompassing parts of Leon and Gadsden Counties, Williams served…Details