Special Coverage - Hurricane Sandy

Sandy’s Aftermath

Three years after Hurricane Sandy inundated the New Jersey and New York shorelines, corruption, mismanagement and opportunism pummel local communities.

Judge Slaps Insurance Company Lawyers in Sandy Flood Case
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Judge Slaps Insurance Company Lawyers in Sandy Flood Case

Are flood insurance carriers fudging homeowner claim paperwork after catastrophic... More

Insurance Companies Catch More Flak Over Sandy Case Handling
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Insurance Companies Catch More Flak Over Sandy Case Handling

Insurance companies are facing political pressure and class-action lawsuits after... More

Federal Judge Upholds Penalty on Sandy Flood Insurance Company Lawyers
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Federal Judge Upholds Penalty on Sandy Flood Insurance Company Lawyers

Federal District Court Judge Joseph Bianco has reaffirmed a magistrate’s financial... More

Jersey Congressmen Look to Stop FEMA "Clawbacks"
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Jersey Congressmen Look to Stop FEMA "Clawbacks"

FEMA says it overpaid some homeowners who got federal help after Hurricane Sandy.... More

Affordable Housing for New York's Sandy-Flooded Areas?
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Affordable Housing for New York's Sandy-Flooded Areas?

New York Mayor Bill deBlasio says he wants to create tens of thousands of housing... More

Texas Trial Lawyer Mostyn Changing the Game in Sandy Insurance Battle
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Texas Trial Lawyer Mostyn Changing the Game in Sandy Insurance Battle

An engineering firm is raided by prosecutors, an insurance company offers a full... More

FEMA Official Admits Fraud in Sandy Flood Cases
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FEMA Official Admits Fraud in Sandy Flood Cases

As lawyers maneuver, a FEMA official has conceded widespread fraud against... More

Court Pauses Sandy Litigation as FEMA Moves to Settle
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Court Pauses Sandy Litigation as FEMA Moves to Settle

Hundreds of Hurricane Sandy flood insurance lawsuits may be moving toward... More

Neglected Repair Job Leads to Rot in New Jersey Rebuilding Program
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Neglected Repair Job Leads to Rot in New Jersey Rebuilding Program

A contractor hired by the state to repair a flooded New Jersey house didn't... More

FEMA To Ask Homeowners if they Want to Re-Open Sandy Flood Claims
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FEMA To Ask Homeowners if they Want to Re-Open Sandy Flood Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, taking ownership of widespread claims... More

Are Flood Insurance Companies Still Covering Up?
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Are Flood Insurance Companies Still Covering Up?

Texas trial lawyer Steve Mostyn says a Travelers subsidiary, Standard Fire... More

FEMA Sends First Batch of Sandy Flood Insurance Claim Review Letters
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FEMA Sends First Batch of Sandy Flood Insurance Claim Review Letters

As promised, FEMA has begun to offer homeowners a second chance to have their... More

Tough Talk on Flood from Departing FEMA Exec
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Tough Talk on Flood from Departing FEMA Exec

Brad Kieserman, leaving as boss of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program after... More

New Jersey Sandy Aid Shows Up Inland, Away from Storm Zone
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New Jersey Sandy Aid Shows Up Inland, Away from Storm Zone

Two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, recovery policies are... More

Flooded Homeowners Wary of FEMA Claim Review Offer
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Flooded Homeowners Wary of FEMA Claim Review Offer

Homeowners who have been through the flood insurance claims process once are... More

New Deadline for FEMA Sandy Claim Review: October 15
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New Deadline for FEMA Sandy Claim Review: October 15

FEMA is giving homeowners another month to request a review of their Hurricane... More

New York Charity Notches 500 Homes Repaired
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New York Charity Notches 500 Homes Repaired

Private donations have paid for major repairs to more than 500 Sandy-damaged... More

Retreating from the Staten Island Shore
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Retreating from the Staten Island Shore

Dozens died in Hurricane Sandy near the low-lying Staten Island shore. In the... More

Some Investors Flip Sandy Auction Homes "As Is"
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Some Investors Flip Sandy Auction Homes "As Is"

Investors have renovated and sold dozens of damaged Long Island houses auctioned... More

Building Back Better, on Staten Island
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Building Back Better, on Staten Island

To replace a ruined cottage, a Staten Island architect and builder create a... More

Habitat for Humanity Hard at Work on Sandy Recovery
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Habitat for Humanity Hard at Work on Sandy Recovery

Three years after the storm, volunteers still have a lot of work on their hands. More

Businesses Fighting Back From Superstorm Sandy
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Businesses Fighting Back From Superstorm Sandy

A look at five small companies, three years after Sandy devastated their world. More

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Feds Investigate Handling of FEMA Funds in Milford, Conn.

The FBI is looking into possible corruption in the spending of emergency relief and mitigation money following Hurricane Sandy, according to news reports. More

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