In the News Today - December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

“Root Out This Rot: Special Interests in Attorneys General Offices”: In an op-ed, former U.S. Senator and former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said the growing trend of third-party funded special attorneys in state attorneys general offices is “very troubling.” He said states should consider polices to “prevent activists from infiltrating government offices to advance their own causes. (Morning Consult)

Assignment of Benefits to Blame for Florida Insurance Rate Hikes: Florida’s state-backed insurance group, Citizens Property Insurance Corp., proposed an average rate increase of 8.2 percent for personal policyholders next year. The group blamed the increase partly on the practice of assignment of benefits. (Pensacola News Journal)