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U.S. attorney files civil suit against political fundraiser Scott Rothstein, alleging massive Ponzi scheme
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida filed a civil complaint against Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, alleging that he was responsible for a massive Ponzi scheme in which he is alleged to have sold shares in fictitious structured settlements


Republican leaders raise grievances against state Republican Chair Jim Greer
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

In what has been described in the press as "a near-mutiny among party activists, elected officials, and fundraisers", a majority of the state Republican executive committee called for an "emergency closed meeting" with Republican Party of Florida Chair Jim Greer to air what appeared to be a growing list of grievances


Third-quarter existing home and condo sales continued to rise while prices appeared to stabilize
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

In a November 10, 2009 report, Florida Realtors (formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors) announced that sales of existing single-family homes in July September 2009 were 33 percent higher than sales in the third quarter of 2008


Senate President Jeff Atwater orders study of offshore drilling
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

Stating that Floridians "deserve a thoughtful and deliberative conversation free of rancor or hyperbole," Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) on November 9, 2009 ordered the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee to conduct a "detailed and comprehensive review of the implications of offshore drilling."


Senate President Atwater and House Speaker Cretul say a December special legislative session is possible as commuter rail negotiations advance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 25, 2009, Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) and House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) notified legislators that a special legislative session was likely, possibly beginning as soon as Thursday, December 3, 2009


Insurance Commissioner approves reduced rate increase for Citizens Property Insurance Corp
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 20, 2009, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty approved a rate increase for the “high-risk” property insurance policies issued by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-created property insurer of last resort


Florida unemployment rises to 11.2 percent in October 2009
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) announced on November 20, 2009 that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2009 was 11.2 percent


Major donors press for resignation of Republican Party of Florida chairman
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer has come under pressure to resign in recent months, as public discussion about management of party funds and party support of Governor Charlie Crist’s U.S. Senate primary campaign against former House Speaker Marco Rubio have increased


Regulators place Magnolia Insurance Company under administrative supervision
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has placed Magnolia Insurance Company under administrative supervision, finding that the company was in an unsound condition


Attorney General Bill McCollum joins other attorneys general in questioning the constitutionality of federal health care legislation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

On December 30, 2009, Republican attorneys general from 13 states, including Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, wrote to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to raise constitutional objections to the health care bill passed by the Senate, HR 3590