Forbes Radio – America’s Best Lawyers Interview with R. Hugh Lumpkin

Wed May 3rd, 2017 on     Articles,    

As heard on “Forbes Radio” Channel on American Airlines, December 2004 ……………………………… Summary: There was a time when the insurance industry was relatively easy to understand and navigate. But today, all that has changed. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to not only deal with their insurance carriers regarding claims and payouts, but even to identify which insurance products they need the most.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Punitive Damages

Wed May 3rd, 2017 on     Articles,     Brenton N. Ver Ploeg

In 1893, when Florida sat at the tail end of Henry Flagler’s railway and before the state had commercial importance or many insurers of its own, it was hard for Floridians to get the attention of out-of-state companies. Those who sold insurance policies were apparently no exception. The Legislature’s reaction to this difficulty began a pro-consumer tradition that, then and now, placed Florida’s Insurance Code among the most aggressive in the country. This article is […]

Junk Science

Tue May 2nd, 2017 on     Articles,    

In an attempt to incite righteous anger and induce change in the nation’s educational standards, the late Carl Sagan often lamented the American public’s profound scientific illiteracy, which by even conservative measures is estimated to include ninety percent of the population. This sobering statistic suggests that many decisions in our increasingly technological society are being made without the requisite scientific understanding — decisions that influence critical social issues from Sagan’s educational focus, to politics, to […]

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