Superstorm Sandy News

Chubb Not Responsible for Superstorm Sandy Damage to Two Insureds’ Homes

A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their policies. In October 2012, Superstorm …

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Lying about Superstorm Sandy Damage

A Connecticut man must pay a $5,000 fine and serve two years’ probation after making false statements to obtain a Small Business Administration loan to repair his marina. Thirty-nine-year-old Scott Sundholm of Old Saybrook, Conn., was sentenced for claiming his …

Nearly Seven Years After Storm, New Life for Sandy Damages Claim in New Jersey

A claim for damages from Superstorm Sandy that has been rejected several times by the state of New Jersey got another chance from a divided state Supreme Court on Monday. In a 4-3 ruling, the high court said an arbitrator …

New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud

A Bergen County, N.J., woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for filing phony insurance claims for losses she purportedly sustained during Superstorm Sandy and for filing a false bankruptcy application to shed $175,000 in debt. Katreecea Cline, …

Prosecutors Say New Jersey Couple Stole from Storm Victims, Subcontractors

Authorities say the owners of a contracting firm stole nearly $700,000 from homeowners and subcontractors they were supposed to use to make repairs to homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Ocean County, N.J., prosecutors say Adam Nevius and his wife, Kimberly …

Former New Jersey Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Sandy Fraud

A former police officer has been sentenced to prison for his role in stealing $187,000 in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds to repair a vacation home on the New Jersey shore. The Asbury Park Press reports 45-year-old Nikola Lulaj was …

Ex-Cafe Manager in Connecticut Ordered to Repay Owner $200K

The former manager of a Connecticut restaurant has been ordered by a judge to repay nearly $200,000 to the eatery’s owner. The Connecticut Post reports that the judge on Thursday ruled that Robert Manere’s explanation that he used the money …

N.J. Governor Murphy Urges Safety as Hurricane Florence Approaches East Coast

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and emergency officials urged caution Tuesday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast even though the worst effects of the storm are expected to miss the state. Murphy even jokingly channeled former Gov. Chris Christie’s …

Man Charged with Generator Fraud in Connecticut after Superstorm Sandy

An Oregon man has been charged with stealing deposits Connecticut homeowners had made for generators after Superstorm Sandy. The Stamford Advocate reports that 56-year-old John Mech, of Seaside, Oregon, took a $7,500 deposit from a Stamford, Conn., homeowner for a …

New Jersey Contractor Hit with Fraud Charges Over Post-Sandy Work

A contractor who performed work on Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes pressured customers into signing contracts and then performed shoddy work it failed to correct, state prosecutors alleged Tuesday. State Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced charges against Jersey Pride Home Renovations of …