Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Flood insurance and basements

A group of owners of hurricane-damaged homes have brought a putative class action in federal court in Newark, arguing that their flood insurance carriers are short-changing them by calling their first floors “basements”.  The case is Donnelly v. New Jersey Re-Insurance Co., Docket No. 12-cv-7629, and was filed by Union City solo Jeffrey Bronster. FEMA policies … Continue Reading

Business interruption insurance and Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey last week, one of my out-of-state lawyer friends, employing the sort of dark humor that perhaps only other lawyers can appreciate, congratulated me on my “happy positioning in the world’s greatest business interruption insurance goldmine.”  I told him that, unfortunately, this time I might be a plaintiff instead of … Continue Reading
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