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January 22, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Massive Hurricane Sandy Lawsuit Seeks an End to Con Edison ]
Staten Island, NY Usually it’s the attorney advocating for his client in a lawsuit. This time, however, the attorney is the plaintiff in a massive Hurricane Sandy lawsuit that seeks $500 million in damages and seeks to have the defendant, Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) put out of business for good. After losing his power for five days in 2011 following Hurricane Irene, the Staten Island lawyer was without power for 17 days following Sandy.
December 7, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ For Many, a Hurricane Sandy Lawsuit for Christmas ]
New York, NY When Hurricane Sandy made landfall at New Jersey and New York state, the last things on resident's minds was the potential for a Hurricane Sandy power outage lawsuit or any other form of litigation. When such a storm threatens you prepare as best you can, hope for the best and respond to whatever befalls you.
November 25, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ New York Employers Face Employment Lawsuits ]
New York, NY A New York steakhouse has agreed to settle a New York employment lawsuit, alleging male waiters were subjected to sexual harassment from their manager. Meanwhile, in a different New York employment lawsuit, the NBA faces charges of discrimination while Hurricane Sandy has now resulted in a New York overtime lawsuit.
November 10, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ SuperStorm Sandy Bad Faith Insurance Claims ]
New York, NY In Part 4 of our series on SuperStorm Sandy Scams, we’re focusing on insurance claims for business--small businesses in particular. Rotting stock, no electricity, damaged buildings, roads and infrastructure, can spell huge financial losses for business owners. Sorting out your insurance claim only adds to the headaches in many cases, and in some cases, could end up as bad faith insurance lawsuits.
November 9, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Property Damage Leads to Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claims ]
New York, NY For home owners and business owners who suffered damage to their homes, offices and properties, the process of dealing with a Hurricane Sandy insurance claim could be yet another stressful situation. Insurance companies may deny Hurricane Sandy losses or find reasons to under-compensate or unreasonably delay paying out a claim--known as "bad faith insurance" in the industry. In addition, if the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is anything like Hurricane Katrina, some policyholders may find themselves considering a Hurricane Sandy insurance lawsuit to force their insurer to pay their claim.
November 8, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ SuperStorm Sandy Investment and Insurance Fraud Scams ]
Washington, DC Because hurricanes, floods and natural disasters of all kinds give rise to investment scams, Part 3 of our series on SuperStorm Sandy scams highlights information by the Security Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy on avoiding Hurricane Sandy investment scams.
November 7, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ SuperStorm Sandy Home Repair and Car Scams ]
Newark, NJ Consumers and residents affected by Superstorm Sandy are being warned by state attorneys general, business and consumer groups and the Justice Department to be aware of consumer fraud scams. Today, Part 2 of our continuing series on Superstorm Sandy Scams focuses on home repair fraud and flood damaged car repair plans and sales.
November 6, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Superstorm Sandy Spawns Superstorm Charity Scams ]
Newark, NJ As if the massive destruction left by Superstorm Sandy wasn’t enough, the devastation from the hurricane has also spawned a predictable and unfortunate rash of consumer fraud scams, chief among them is the bogus charity con.