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Lawmaker ties insurance changes with lower rates

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The chairwoman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee said Wednesday that customers of Citizens Property Insurance should receive rate reductions as the state-backed insurer takes steps to curb claims for water-damage repairs. Miami Republican Sen. Anitere Flores said during a hearing on proposed Citizens rate increases that South Florida policyholders are frustrated and have “lost trust” in the insurer.

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All caps email leads to lawsuit against Sha’Ron James

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A 64-year-old former employee of state Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James says she was wrongly fired for, among other things, “sending James an email in all capital letters.” James had told the worker, Camille Rawls, that she “should have known (that’s) ‘the same as yelling at someone in person,’ ” according to a lawsuit Rawls filed in Leon County Circuit Civil court last week. Rawls, who says she’s the victim of age discrimination under the Florida Civil Rights Act, seeks damages of…

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