Florida insurance regulator says assignment of benefits abuse is getting worse

In the midst of an ongoing debate in the Florida Legislature about insurance reform, the state’s regulatory agency says that a type of insurance abuse is getting worse.

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR) issued a report on Monday showing that the frequency of water claims have risen by 44 percent since 2015 with all regions of the state experiencing

Police identify woman killed by Brightline train

Police today identified Melissa Lavell, 31, as the pedestrian killed by a Brightline train Friday night. Witnesses told police she was trying to beat the high-speed train when she crossed the track at about 6:25 p.m. after the arm guards had gone down.

The incident occurred in Boynton Beach as the train sped north along the Florida East Coast Railway

What it’s like to ride Brightline – A reporter’s view (Video)

South Florida became home this week to the newest passenger rail project in the United States – the first of its kind in more than a century – and I was along for the ride, watching West Palm Beach zoom by from a seat on Brightline.

All Aboard Florida has been working to develop its intercity passenger train for more than

South Florida’s industrial market hitting on all cylinders with Miami leading the pack

Another year of robust absorption pushed down South Florida’s industrial vacancies in spite of extensive new development.

In the fourth quarter 2017, the tri-county region’s overall vacancy rate dipped 20 basis points from the previous quarter, reflecting six consecutive years of growth. Net absorption surpassed 3.7 million square feet, down from the prior year, but still healthy enough to maintain high

Broward self-storage center sells for $10M

Value Store It acquired a self-storage facility in Pompano Beach for $10 million.

GT Development LLC, managed by Thomas P. Richerson in Miami Beach, sold the 110,689-square-foot self-storage facility at 2250 N. Powerline Road to Value Store It Powerline, managed by Todd A. Ruderman in Fort Lauderdale. The price equates to $90 a square foot.

The facility was built on the 1.46-acre

Rosie O’Donnell sells Palm Beach County mansion to Huizenga Jr. for $5M (photos)

Actress, comedian and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell sold her waterfront mansion in West Palm Beach for $5 million to businessman H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. and wife Fonda M. Huizenga.

He’s the son of billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga, who led companies such as AutoNation, Blockbuster, and Waste Management, and also owned the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, and the Florida Marlins. Huizenga

4 indicted in alleged multibillion-dollar gold scheme involving South Florida company

Four Peruvian citizens were indicted for their alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar, international gold money-laundering scheme, federal officials said Tuesday.

The scheme involved purchasing billions of dollars’ worth of criminally derived gold from Latin America and the Caribbean through a South Florida precious metals company, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Justice Department said in a statement that four Lima,

Brightline station subcontractor owed $23.1M for unpaid work, lawsuit alleges

A subcontractor hired to help build the downtown Miami station of Brightline has filed a lawsuit alleging it’s owed more than $23 million for additional work required due to poor planning and operations practices on the project.

ADF International Inc., a subsidiary of publicly traded Canadian company ADF Group Inc., has sued Brightline MiamiCentral general contractor Suffolk Construction Inc., project architect

Palm Beach developer Straub sells Atlantic City hotel for $200M

A Colorado developer intends to reopen the defunct Revel Casino & Resort this summer under the new name, Ocean Resort Casino, now that it has officially traded for $200 million.

The deal has reportedly been in the works for months, though Palm Beach-based Glenn Straub’s sale of the vacant Atlantic City boardwalk property to Bruce Deifik, who called the purchase