Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 13, 1973 · Page 31
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 31

Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, September 13, 1973
Page 31
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I NEWvS-llF.llALI>, Panama City, Fla.,Thur .s.,S<'pt. 13,1973 Pag<>9C TALLAIIASSRK (UP!) The primary fuithorof Fltnida's no-f.'Uilt automoiU; liabilily Insurance system told tlio Supreme Court that drivers lost very little wlieii the legislature repealed their ri^ht to sue each other over minor Injuries. But a Dade County attorney, representing two injured accident victims, argued that Drivers Are Told They Lost Little In Legislative Action ,,,UM . , .• ui.-. the courts to petition for drivers collect from their own [,,1^ already been declared (IJll) - ih,. 1971 no-fault law is "Die outiawinfe'suits for medical bills reduction in l)aslc Imbllity ^^'-'^'^^'^.^^ companies - rather than suing nnconstitutional by the the 1971 no-fauU law is "llie most incidious discrimination against poor people tlial's ever l)een written," and, said the public would reject it if thi system were put to a vole. P^ormer Sen, Frederick 13. Karl (D-Daytoma Beach) said (ho benefits derived from no-fault far outwoight any compromising of basic rights in outlawing .suif.s foe mctdk'nl hills less than $1,000. ''This w a s n o t a n ill-considered or l)asly act of the legislature, this decision to go into no-faull," .said Kar), who was chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee two years ago and wrote most of the no-fault law. Mo said that, aside from the law's 15 per cent reduction in l)aslc liability coverage cusls, the no-fault system has saved motorists an estimated $1(J0 million In court costs and inflated claims. The law forbids tort lawsuits unless the plaintiff's medical bills total $l ,n (K). Opponents of the plan argued that it thus deprived citizens of the constitutional right of access to the courts, to petition for redress of grievances. '' P Tactically spealting, they've given up very little," .said Karl. "The evils of this .system are much less than in the old fault system." Under no-fault, a motorist insures himself against accidental loss and, when he runs into another car, both drivers collect from their own companies — rather than suing (?ach other to establish who is at fault. To make the .system work, the Icgi.slature found it n(.'c :eHsary to outlaw civil suits under a $1,000 "threshhold " foi' medical bill and a .^.TOO threshhold on property damages. The property-damage threshhold has already bften ,unconHlttutlnnul Supreme Court. Attorney Norman S. Klein of North Miami Beach argued that the $1,000 threshhold di-scriminates against the poor, who cannot afford to stay hospitalized long enough to reach that financial plateau. WHERE ECONOMY ORIGINATES ^^z::r «lJ SAVEONHEAITH | in AND BEAUTY AIDS J AAP Baby Oil iS '^59« AA^ Baby Powder :f .^59' AAP Aspirin TOOTHrASTi no CloseUp .tJr.'t? fut 69* A«P Sproy Deodorant .'.°.';^r. 59' BOTH A&P WEO STORES LB .I Vi< OPEN SUNDAYS 9 A.IVl. Til 6 ?M. NO. 36 SIZE \ 60Z. 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Klein said the only reason the law passed was, "The legislature was responding to a .small, powerful lobbying group." Klein said he agrees with ; Karl about (he $100 million savings, but he said insurance companies — not their clients — are the benef/ciarie.sof it. "What he means is that $100 million in benefit.s was not paid to injured people," .said Klein. In their questions of the opposing attorneys, most of the seven justices seemed skeptical of the no-fault system's removal of the right to sue for claims under ,$1,000, Many of their questions made comparisons to the $5.50 threshhold which was stricken last July. For The Record MARRIAGE LICKNSKS Claude Herman Arnold, 18, and Barbara Lynette Dula, 18; James McDuffy Branch, II, 20, and Alice Ann Lanford, 19; Windell Wayne Cannon, 31, and Nancy Evelyn Boatman Packard, .35; Daniel Robert Curran, 27, and Ruby Kay Walk ins, 20; Earl Shannon Davis, 25, and Deborah Maxien Russ, 17; Pryor Lee Fair, Jr., 18, and Faith Katherine Kerss, 17; Carl Lous Fernandez, 27, and Rebecca Jean Husbands Jones, 21; Charles Ronnie Flowers, 24, and Sandra Rowen, 25; Jerry Lynn Fortune, 28, and Linda Myrie Vickery Bivins, 24; Ellis Nathaniel Heggs, 34, and Martha Floyd Spires, 31; Odis Leroy Hires, Jr., 26, and Shelia Kay Rider, 16; Otis* Raymond Johnson, Jr., 30, and Sharon Luverne Grainger Hall, 19; Maurice Craig Lomax, 19, and Kathy Bell, 17; Wayne Parham, 23, and Vera Mae Gates, 23; Luther Devon Pierce, Jr., 19, and Debra Coleen Andrews, 19; John Williams Rice,20, and Cecelia Gail Gorey, 21; Richard Dean Ricketts, 27, and Lucille Capps Vaclavicek, 32; John Paul Sims, 21, and Sharon Lynn Dansby, 18; Craig Roger Stevens, Sr., 31; and Lillian Gail Stephens Pope, 29; Luverne Sweeting, 53, and Janyce Collins Wiggin, 46; Edward Lake Todd, 42, and Martha Elaine Barnes Campbell, 29; Lawrence Ronald Wartenbe, 41, and Alma Judy Hall Randall, 27; Paul Lambert Welch, 25, and Anna Louise Welch Tolar, 24. NEW BUSINESS LICENSES •Merredith Joe Lewis, 1215 Cove Blvd., retail arts and crafts. BUILDING PERMITS Builders Homes, Inc., 1925 Danford, residence, $21,000; Centurion Construction Co. Inc. 3911 W. 20th Ct., residence $19,000; College Village Inn., move frame, $600; Fred Dawson, 614 Hamilton Ave., dwelling addition, $2,800; Inedo Lee,810 E. 12th Ct., addition, $1,300; Major Development Co., 4405 W. Hwy. 98, motel, $30,000; Walter D. Merriam, 238 Terrace Place, remodeling, $1,500; Southern Bell Telephone Co,, 1602 N. Cove Blvd., shed-equipment, $1,800; Wayne Tennyson, 238 W. 6th St., storage, $2,400. SUITS FILED Lee S. Huoni, Betty M. Huoni, Thomas M. Short, and Laraine E. Short vs Ashdulog, Inc., and Earth Services of Panama City, specific performance and reformation of contract; Holiday Beach, Inc., vsWillard Kenneth Bales (Betty), mortgage foreclosure; Bob Clayton Brannon vs Clayton Brannon, restraining order; Shelia Paul Shelton vs David Sc|iuber Cavin, Robert Kenneth Helton, and Foremost Insurance Co., damages; Shelia Paul Shelton, administrator of estate of llutiter Patrick Shelton, vs David Schubert Cavin Robert Kenneth Helton and Foieniost Insuiance Co., damages; Holifiay Beach, Inc., vs Colleen T. Cliirino.s ;ind Geraldine 11. Slier fey, mortgage foreclosure; Edna Earl Gargis vs Hay Columbus Clargus, enforcement uf Judgemeut; Holiday Heacli, Inc., vs Dak; G. Payne, mortgage foreclosure; Judy Carroll Hamlin vs David Louis Pitts, Sr., habeas corpus; _ James T. llolnian vs John P, 1 Reaver, Indiv. and Reaver Air ' Service damages .$2,ntW; Nancy I A. Revis vs Gary Lynn Revis, I Sr., uniform support; Willie I Mae Cooper, aclniiiiistivilor of I estate of James C, Cooper v.s * Sidney Wayne Skinner, I damages; Lois(). Camp vs Roy tll.130Z. •OX Daltoi) Vines, uniform .support; J. B. Avery vs Ida Walraven, specific performance; and Carrie Lavada Givens Constance vs Carolyn Jmin Whitfield, refonualion of dml.

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