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University athletic association protected under sovereign immunity Supreme Court rules

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The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the University of Central Florida’s Athletic Association has sovereign immunity and the parents of a deceased football player need to file a claims bill if they are to collect on a $10 million jury verdict. The unanimous ruling in Enock Plancher v. UCF Athletics Association affirms in part a decision from the Fifth District Court of Appeal that overturned a trial court ruling that the direct support organization did not have sovereign immunity. A jury subsequently…

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Senate unveils healthcare train that includes a priority House healthcare bill

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Less than a week after House Appropriations Committee Chairman state Rep. Richard Corcoran complained that the Senate wouldn’t consider any of his chamber’s healthcare proposals, the Senate Health Policy Committee will take up a bill on “direct primary care” when it meets Tuesday. The proposed bill –SB 7084 — incorporates the substance of HB 7047, which was developed by the House Health Innovation Subcommittee after conducting a lengthy workshop on direct primary care and how it works with physician supporters as well…

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