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Hurricane Sandy Judge in New York Blows Whistle on Insurance Industry Fraud

Excerpt of an article from Bloomberg Businessweek: A recent dispatch on how CSX Transportation used the federal anti-racketeering law to go after plaintiffs’ attorneys bringing phony asbestos claims prompted a reader to point out some chicanery within the defense bar. Sure enough, there was a story worth telling about insurance claims related to Sandy, the superstorm that did such horrendous damage to the East Coast in 2012. Continue reading

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Hurricane Settlement Letters Mailed Out

Excerpt of an article from WWL.com: Letters are going out this week to residents and businesses in New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish and the east bank of Jefferson Parish notifying them they could receive payments ranging from $1 to $463 for flood damage during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The money is coming from a $20 million settlement reached in 2009 with the East Jefferson, Orleans and Lake Borgne Basin levee districts. Continue reading

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The Recovery That Wasn’t: Two Years Since Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt of an article from Vice News: Two years on, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some with homes that remain completely demolished. Continue reading

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Braving a Hurricane for a Fallen Comrade

Hurricane Isabel struck Washington, D.C., hard that night. It was Sept. 18, 2003. I lived in Alexandria, Va., at the time. I rode out the storm reading a book and enjoying a glass of wine. Continue reading

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Mild Storm Season “Best Time to Get Prepared”

Tropical storm Hannah, which formed and dissipated near the end of October, was the eighth named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, on average, the eighth storm is typically named by September 24, putting this year’s season more than a month behind pace. And while the six hurricanes formed is on par with the average, their strength and longevity have been weaker than usual. Barring a November push, … Continue reading

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Many Still Await Help, Wrapped in Hurricane Sandy Web of Bureaucracy

Excerpt of an article from silive.com: South Beach Resident Christina Steier has been waiting two years for the Build it Back program to help repair the lower level of her two-family home that Hurricane Sandy destroyed. Continue reading

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Watch Dramatic Video of Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction, Island’s Spirit in Face of Adversity

Excerpt of an article from silive.com: It will be two years since Staten Island felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, a storm so powerful it changed some resident’s lives forever. Continue reading

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Remains of Hurricane Ana to Bring Rain, Winds to B.C. Coast

Excerpt of an article from Global News: B.C. is bracing for harsh weather as what remains of Hurricane Ana is set to hit the coast by Monday night. However, the source of the subtropical moisture has been cut off and no rainfall warnings are expected. Continue reading

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IBHS Urges Consumers to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has issued an advisory to residents in affected areas to rebuild and repair their communities, homes and businesses to be stronger and more hurricane-resistant. IBHS recommends specific guidelines for “Rebuilding and Repairing Safer and Stronger Post-Sandy,” which focus on several components, including well-protected doors and windows with impact-resistant glass or shutters. Additionally, the report calls … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Among Weakest in Decades

Excerpt of an article from ABC News: This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the weakest in decades with only five named storms in the region so far this year. Continue reading

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