Judge Hears Arguments, but Again Dismisses Suit Seeking Block of Fla. PIP Law
Responding to the decision, R Street Florida Director Christian R. Cámara says, “[Florida Governor Rick] Scott and the Florida Legislature heard the calls from Florida consumers about their runaway auto-insurance costs and took action to cut out the fraud and unscrupulous claims that were driving up rates. The federal court did the right thing in upholding those cost-saving, pro-consumer reforms by throwing out this lawsuit. It is unfortunate that opponents of reform who couldn’t get their way in the Capitol last year insist on using the courts to legislate on their behalf.”
R Street notes that Lazzara’s decision allows the plaintiffs to proceed with a separate suit in Florida state court. That suit, says R Street, is Myers, et al vs. Kevin McCarty, and was filed Jan. 9 in Tallahassee in the Second Judicial Circuit Court for Leon County.