As lawmakers ponder changes to the workers' compensation insurance system, the 1st District Court of Appeal will hear arguments Feb. 22 about whether Florida's Sunshine Law was violated before regulators approved a 14.5 percent rate increase in September.
The appeals court issued an order Monday scheduling the arguments, according to an online docket. Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled in November that the rate increase should be tossed out because of violations of the open-government law. The appeals court allowed the increase to take effect Dec. 1, while the state Office of Insurance Regulation and the National Council on Compensation Insurance challenged Gievers' ruling.
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