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The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) is appealing a court order invalidating its approved 14.5 rate increase on Florida workers’ compensation rates that was set to take effect Dec. 1

Based on the OIR filing its Notice of Appeal, the rate halt is on hold until the case is reviewed by the First District Court of Appeals.

The challenge to the rate increase was brought by James Fee, a Miami attorney who represents injured workers. Fee claimed, and Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers agreed, that NCCI was in violation of Florida’s Sunshine Laws in holding “multiple, non-public, secret meetings” internally and with the OIR over the rates.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2016/11/29/433411.htm

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