Archive: October 2013

Bad Faith Insurance Practices & the Stories of 4 NJ Families Who Are Still Suffering


As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, thousands of homeowners and business owners find themselves in no better position than they were a year ago.  The stories of four families / business owners from Ocean County,… Read More »

Staten Island Woman First To Receive Funds From Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program

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A Staten Island woman who not only lost her home during Superstorm Sandy, but also her husband and daughter, was the first person to be compensated under New York’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program.  However, she’s unlikely to use… Read More »

Diana Nyad Raises Over $100K For Hurricane Sandy Victims In 48-Hour Swim

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Although most noted for swimming from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad recently swam a bit closer to home – and for a good cause.  The 64-year-old endurance swimmer swam for 48 hours straight and raised over $100,000 for… Read More »

FEMA Filing Deadline Extended 6 Months For Hurricane Sandy Victims

The deadline for filing a FEMA flood insurance claim is generally one year.  But Hurricane Sandy victims have an additional six months with the announced extension of the filing deadline until April 28, 2014. Many home and business… Read More »

NY Governor Says State Will Fully Compensate Hurricane Sandy Victims For FEMA Glitch

Homeowners whose properties were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy likely filed claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to rebuild or repair.  However, a glitch in FEMA’s rules resulted in some homeowners being unable to collect. … Read More »

New Jersey Starts Getting Tough With Insurance Claim Adjusters


Although it’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, insurance claims and payouts are still ongoing.  New Jersey’s Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) seems to have had enough… Read More »

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