From the AP today:
There are so many different layers … and a lot of these people can’t afford to hire a private lawyer,” said Patricia E. Salkin, dean of the Touro Law Center. The school, a short drive from the ocean in Central Islip on Long Island, opened a legal hotline a few days after the storm and later established a full-time law clinic for Sandy survivors….
Lately … much of the work has revolved around insurance.
Uncounted numbers of residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are in the process of challenging flood insurance settlement offers that they believe didn’t properly cover damage….
If all else fails, cases wind up in court. Only a handful have reached litigation so far, according to court records, but experts expect many more.
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