Fla. High Court Ends 48-Hour Lockout For Claims Adjusters

Law360, Los Angeles (July 05, 2012, 6:20 PM ET) -- Florida's highest court on Thursday affirmed an appeals court's nullification of a 2008 law that forced public insurance adjusters to wait until 48 hours after a catastrophic event to contact potential claimants.

The Supreme Court of Florida said the statute is unconstitutional because it restricts the commercial speech of public adjusters. The statute is written with excessively broad language that prevents adjusters from initiating any written, electronic or oral communication with claimants, according to the ruling.

“We affirm the First District‘s decision that the statute unconstitutionally...
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