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United Policyholders and other pro-consumer groups have been advocating for the New York State Legislature to pass a bad faith bill that allows for insureds who are successful in litigation against their insurance companies based on a claim denial to recover attorney’s fees. New York is one of the least insured-friendly states in the nation, […]

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The deadline for homeowners to submit their Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claims is 3 months away, landing on April 29, 2014. The “Your Money” section of the New York Times contains a very informative article about the claims process that provides an overview from start to finish, that is, from filing a claim to perhaps […]

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Homeowners in the New York and New Jersey area have met with frustration, defeat and disgust in trying to get their Hurricane Sandy insurance claims adjusted by their insurance companies. The New Jersey Star-Ledger recently looked into what these homeowners have experienced, from getting raw deals from insurance adjusters who evaluate their claims with inaccurate […]

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A New Jersey bill that would require insurance companies to provide consumers with a single-page summary of their homeowner policies has moved out of committee to be put to a vote before the full Assembly, reports the Property Casualty 360 blog. The reason for the bill is the confusion that property owners experienced in the […]

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Bloomberg reports that the House has passed a relief measure to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, raising the borrowing power of the federal flood insurance program by $9.7 billion, and consequently, continuing to pay damage claims to 120,000 policyholders. House Speaker John Boehner came under immense fire for preventing a vote on the bill from […]

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Today the New York Law Journal published “Businesses Damaged by Sandy Face Knotty Insurance Issues,” an article by Christine Simmons which explores business interruption claims, as its title indicates, and also gives an overview of the coverage issues for homeowner claims that have arisen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. A number of New York […]

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There were a couple items in this last week’s New York Law Journal that merit being mentioned, and I have boiled them down and summarized them for you, the reader. The first is an article entitled “Residency Requirement[s] Under Homeowners Insurance.” It reviews a number of cases for the redundant proposition that in order to […]

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Now that power has been restored for most (but not all) people who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the next step is navigating the insurance claim process in order to recover for the damage inflicted by this huge storm. Two articles, one in the New York Times and another in the Connecticut Post provide some […]

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A Columbia University Law Professor, Michael Gerrard, recently penned an article in the New York Law Journal addressing governmental and private liability for flooding. This is a particularly prescient article given that the New York/New Jersey region was recently hit by Hurricane Irene. In fact, on a trip to New Jersey after it occurred, I […]

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Hurricane Irene did not cause the devastation and loss of life that was initially predicted, but still, some areas experienced extreme flooding and property damage. One such area is New Jersey, where I am licensed to practice law (along with New York and Massachusetts). Here are some tips for those who suffered property damage from […]

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