Sandy flood insurance claims News

Twice-Wounded Sandy Victims Seek Payout as FEMA Presses Insurers

Some homeowners hit by Hurricane Sandy say they’ve been victimized twice: first by the storm and later by insurers. John Clancy says his insurer, an Allstate Corp. unit, paid just $46,000 of the more than $200,000 in repairs needed on …

New Jersey’s U.S. Senators Seek Probe of Any Sandy Insurer Fraud

New Jersey’s U.S. senators want the state attorney general’s office to investigate possible fraud by insurance companies following Superstorm Sandy. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker asked Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman to investigate any fraud by insurers looking …

Long Island Engineering Firm Raided in Sandy Investigation

The New York attorney general’s office executed a search warrant Wednesday at a Long Island engineering firm that has been accused in civil lawsuits of submitting bogus inspection reports on homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Investigators worked throughout the day …

FEMA in Talks to Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to settle lawsuits by hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims who challenged denials or alleged underpayments of flood insurance claims. Brad Kieserman, deputy associate administrator for insurance at FEMA, disclosed the settlement talks during …

Sandy Flood Insurance Issues Said to Be Focus of Criminal Probe

New York’s attorney general has opened a criminal probe into accusations by Hurricane Sandy victims that insurance companies rejected claims for flood damage to their properties based on falsified engineering reports, a person familiar with the matter said. New York …

FEMA Extends ‘Proof of Loss’ Deadline for Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a bulletin Monday announcing that it will grant an additional extension to Superstorm Sandy victims for the “proof of loss” filing deadline for their flood insurance claims. Under the National Flood Insurance Program …

N.J. Gov. Asks FEMA to Give Sandy Victims More Time to File Flood Claims

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give the state’s residents and businesses who suffered flood damages from Superstorm Sandy an additional six-month extension to file a complete flood insurance claim, or …

N.J. Court Seeking Ways to Expedite Sandy Flood Litigation Process

A New Jersey federal court is seeking ways to expedite the litigation process for hundreds of flood insurance coverage-related cases that have been filed in wake of Superstorm Sandy. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey announced …

FEMA Says No Deadline Extension for Filing Sandy Flood Insurance Suits

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it cannot extend the deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims who may want to file lawsuits challenging a denial or disallowance of all or part of their federal flood insurance claims. FEMA’s announcement is …

Schumer: Sandy Victims Need More Time to Challenge NFIP Payout Amounts in Court

Two U.S. senators representing New York State, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, this week called on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend the statute of limitations for Sandy victims seeking to legally challenge their flood insurance payout …