Recent Successes

2020

General

  • The Florida lobbying team of Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have jeopardized Florida business, healthcare, and insurance trade secret proprietary information in the hands of the government.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have jeopardized the water, wastewater and surface water in portions of Broward County.
  • Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have prevented much-needed transportation improvements in Osceola County.
  • The team at Delegal Aubuchon successfully secured legislation that will expand the appellate jurisdiction of district courts of appeal while curtailing the appellate jurisdiction of circuit courts.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation to expand tort liability against sovereign entities, including public hospitals and healthcare entities, transit agencies and local governments.
  • The Florida lobbying team of Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have increased regulatory burdens on manufacturers of alcoholic beverages.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully secured legislation to minimize or eliminate unnecessary regulation of certain amusement rides.

Appropriations

  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully protected more than $300 million in funding for Florida’s hospitals that provide critical care to vulnerable populations.
  • The Delegal Aubuchon team of Florida lobbyists successfully secured and protected more than $62 million in healthcare funding for Florida’s three academic cancer centers.
  • The Florida lobbying team of Delegal Aubuchon successfully extended for four years the length of time that one of Florida’s leading academic medical centers can participate in a state-supported cancer research grant program.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully secured $2.15 million for a Florida man wrongfully incarcerated for 43 years.

Insurance

  • Florida insurance lobbyists Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully defeated an effort by trial lawyers to expand coverage, claims and lawsuits for sinkholes against property insurance companies.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully supported legislation that will allow insurance companies to use electronic signatures for automobile total losses.
  • The Delegal Aubuchon team successfully supported legislation that will clarify the auto, homeowners and liability insurance “deemer” dates (deadlines) for rate and forms filings by insurance companies to be approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
  • The Tallahassee lobbying team of Delegal Aubuchon successfully clarified the application of assessment coverage between a unit owner’s insurance policy and the condo master insurance policy.
  • Florida lobbying firm Delegal Aubuchon successfully supported legislation that requires insurance companies to designate an email address for delivery of pre-suit notices and mandates that the state forward these notices to the email.
  • Lobbyists in Tallahassee specializing in insurance, Delegal Aubuchon successfully created protection for insurance company trade secret information, even if that information is contained in aggregate information released by the state.

Healthcare

  • Florida health care lobbyists, Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully prevented adverse legislation affecting the health insurance program insuring state employees.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully prevented onerous legislation governing the merger and acquisition of healthcare practices and facilities.
  • The Delegal Aubuchon team successfully defeated legislation designed to interfere with private contracts between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare payers.
  • Delegal Aubuchon successfully defeated legislation designed to ban for-profit companies from operating in the organ tissue procurement process.
  • The Tallahassee lobbying team of Delegal Aubuchon successfully supported an amendment to Florida law to allow for legitimate referral agreements and activities by healthcare providers.
  • Tallahassee healthcare lobbyists, Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully defeated an effort by certain hospitals to raid the low-income pool payments of other hospitals using the regional perinatal intensive care center network.
  • The Florida lobbying team at Delegal Aubuchon successfully ensured that certain physician specialty practices were not included in the healthcare legislation allowing independent practice for nurse practitioners in Florida.

2019

General

  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would jeopardize Florida business, healthcare, and insurance trade secret proprietary information in the hands of the government.
  • The team at Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have jeopardized the water, wastewater and surface water in portions of Broward County.
  • Florida lobbying firm Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have prevented much needed transportation improvements in Osceola County.

Appropriations

  • Florida healthcare lobbyists Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully protected more than $300 million in funding for Florida’s hospitals that provide critical care to vulnerable populations.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully secured and protected more than $62 million in healthcare funding for Florida’s three academic cancer centers.

Insurance

  • The Delegal Aubuchon team successfully passed legislation that reforms Florida’s property insurance laws relating to assignment of post-loss benefits and entitlement to attorney’s fees by third-party assignees.
  • Tallahassee lobbyists, Delegal Aubuchon successfully passed legislation that reforms the assessment base for insolvencies attributed to long-term care insurance policies.
  • Lobbyists in Tallahassee specializing in insurance, Delegal Aubuchon successfully passed legislation related to the placement of property insurance risks in the non-admitted market without meaningless regulatory hurdles.
  • Florida lobbying firm Delegal Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation prohibiting the use of genetic information in the medical records during the rating and underwriting of life insurance.

Healthcare

  • Tallahassee lobbyists specializing in healthcare, Mark Delegal and Josh Aubuchon successfully opposed legislation that would have increased the exposure for lawsuits and money damages against healthcare providers.
  • The Delegal Aubuchon team successfully prevented adverse legislation affecting the health insurance program insuring state employees.
  • Florida lobbying firm Delegal Aubuchon successfully prevented onerous legislation governing the merger and acquisition of healthcare practices and facilities.
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