Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Lawyers, FEMA reach tentative deals on about 50 Sandy fraud suits - Newsday

Asbury Park PressLawyers, FEMA reach tentative deals on about 50 Sandy fraud suitsNewsdayLawyers say they have reached tentative deals with federal officials to settle roughly 50 lawsuits filed by superstorm Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey who say the National Flood Insurance Program...
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Saturday, February 21, 2015


Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted - NPR

NPRSuperstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally ConflictedNPRHomeowners say engineers hired by insurance companies falsified damage estimates and that the homeowners aren't being repaid for the actual damage that Sandy caused. Some are questioning whether FEMA can be a watchdog for both...
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Friday, February 20, 2015


Montana oil spill response stalled by weather - UPI.com

UPI.comMontana oil spill response stalled by weatherUPI.comCrews responding to a Jan. 17 breach from the Poplar pipeline, operated by Bridger Pipeline, have been unable to remove any residual oil since Feb. 20 because of cold weather and ice conditions on the Yellowstone River. About 1,000...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015


FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims - NPR

FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimsNPRBut FEMA is negotiating a sweeping settlement as if the allegations are true. Steve Mostyn is the lead lawyer for the homeowners already in litigation, but he says this future settlement will likely include many more Sandy victims. STEVE...
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Friday, February 13, 2015


Montana governor calls for deeper pipelines after oil spills - Town Hall

Water Online (press release)Montana governor calls for deeper pipelines after oil spillsTown HallBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor called on the Obama administration Friday to strengthen rules that require oil pipelines to be buried just 4 feet beneath major waterways, after two breaches...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015


Oil spill cleanups are a myth, change needed now - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The Bozeman Daily ChronicleOil spill cleanups are a myth, change needed nowThe Bozeman Daily ChronicleIt wouldn't be fair to blame Bridger Pipeline for its inability to clean up the spill. After all, the surface of the river was frozen solid for 20 miles below the ruptured pipeline, and a swift...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015


State considers penalty for Yellowstone oil spill - Great Falls Tribune

State considers penalty for Yellowstone oil spillGreat Falls TribuneBenzene, a component of oil, made its way into the Glendive water treatment plant following the Jan. 17 pipeline spill of 30,000 gallons. “Also, the presence of the oil in the water could adversely affect beneficial uses...
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Monday, February 09, 2015


Don’t Mess With Texas Adjusters In Hail Damage Claims

Source: Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Texas hail claim policyholder lawyers, like many plaintiffs’ lawyers, clearly prefer to be in state court rather than federal court. To accomplish this and prevent the defendant insurer from properly removing the lawsuit to federal court, Texas policyholder attorneys simply sue the...

Sunday, February 08, 2015


Want to move to New Zealand and work as a Loss Adjuster?

Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000 a year to fill new positions requiring just over one week's work per month. The public insurer is looking for candidates from within its workforce for "base contractor" positions, as loss adjusters and estimators, around the...
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Friday, February 06, 2015


Oil spill caught Montana city off guard - Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls TribuneOil spill caught Montana city off guardGreat Falls Tribune"It wasn't, 'Push the panic button, here we go,'" Rhett Coon, a Glendive City Council member, recalled one day last week at the water treatment plant, a stone's throw from the frozen Yellowstone River, where 30,000...
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