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.
Business interruption insurance and Hurricane Sandy
By Gene Killian on
Posted in Business Interruption, Property insurance
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…