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Hurricane Sandy

23 ABA Journal Hurricane Sandy articles.

Were Hurricane Sandy damage reports altered to reduce payments to homeowners? Hearing is this week

A three-judge panel for the Eastern District of New York will hold a hearing on Thursday to review allegations that engineering reports were altered to reduce flood-insurance payments to homeowners.

Red Cross claims some Hurricane Sandy spending information is a trade secret

The American Red Cross fought a public records request for information on Hurricane Sandy fundraising and spending on the ground that some of the activities are a trade secret.


NJ couple OKs $1 settlement in eminent domain suit over their lost ocean view

A New Jersey couple has accepted a $1 settlement in their five-year-old lawsuit against the state over the building of a protective sand dune behind their beachfront home.

Harvey and…

Closed by lack of power after Hurricane Sandy, law firm battles insurer over flooding exclusion

A New York law firm has brought an insurance coverage lawsuit against its own carrier after being forced to close temporarily by Hurricane Sandy.

Great Northern Insurance Co. refused to…

ABA responds to Superstorm Sandy with a reinforced disaster response plan

Hurricane Sandy caused losses that East Coast solos are struggling to offset

Threat of cyberattacks must be recognized and responded to, ABA president urges lawyers

Partner of Small NYC Law Firm Wonders When Phone Service Cut Off by Sandy Storm Will Be Restored

Laura Rosenberg didn’t think it was unreasonable for her small law firm in lower Manhattan to be without phone service a week after New York City was hit hard by…

Telecommuters Kept Patent Office at 70% Productivity During Hurricane Sandy

Thanks to a liberal telecommuting policy, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office remained productive during a two-day government shutdown for Hurricane Sandy.

Patent office director David Kappos says patent and…

BigLaw Donates Legal Services, Blood and Money to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Large law firms are helping Hurricane Sandy victims with donations, pro bono services, blood drives and office space.

Among the firms offering pro bono assistance is Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton…

Can False Hurricane Tweets Spur Prosecution? Legal Experts See Some First Amendment Hurdles

New York prosecutors aren’t saying whether they will file charges against a Twitter user who tweeted false news of Hurricane Sandy, including an assertion that the New York Stock Exchange…

Around the Blawgosphere: Legal Bloggers on the Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy has had a tremendous impact on the week’s events for those who were caught in its path or worried from afar about loved ones living in affected areas.…

Video: Hurricane Sandy’s Legal Fallout; Consequences for Tweeter of Fake News; GCs’ Big Donations

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