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Vetstein Law Group: Trick or Tree! Fallen Tree and Downed Power Line Questions After Halloween N’or Easter

[ Originally published 11/01/2011 ] By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ It was only 3 months ago I was blogging about fallen trees and downed power lines in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Well, here we go again with the Halloween N'or Easter Storm 2011 with the same questions and answers. As you...

Podcast: Selena J. Linde Discusses Hurricane Irene and Insurance Coverage Issues

[ Originally published 08/31/2011 ] On this edition, Selena J. Linde of Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. discusses insurance claims arising from Hurricane Irene. She reviews business interruption and contingent business interruption claims, differences between flood and hurricane damage and steps...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Flood Insurance - More Businesses Should Consider Purchasing This Coverage

[ Originally published 11/08/2011 ] By Charles T. Young, Jr. The East Coast recently suffered unprecedented flooding problems as a result of Hurricane Lee, and these problems have created new interest in the availability and coverage provided by flood insurance.

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Vetstein Law Group: Irene Cleanup Mailbag: Who Is Responsible If My Neighbor’s Tree Fell On My House, Car, Shed, Or Swingset?

[ Originally published 08/30/2011 ] By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Fallen Tree Law Hurricane, Tropical Storm, whatever-you-want-to-be-called-Irene certainly did a number on Massachusetts. We are into Day 2 of no power in my hometown of Sudbury. The kids are getting absolutely...

Vetstein Law Group: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy: Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage & Downed Trees

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Homeowner's Insurance Coverage for Hurricane Damage Although Massachusetts was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Sandy, there are widespread reports of flooding and property damage. Whether the damage to your home from Hurricane Sandy is covered by your...

Duane Morris LLP: New Jersey Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damages as a Result of Hurricane Sandy May Be Entitled to Property Tax Relief

Any property owners in New Jersey who have suffered substantial damages to their real property as a result of Hurricane Sandy should be entitled to tax relief pursuant to New Jersey law. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 54:4-35.1 provides that any parcel of real property containing a building or other structure...

Tips for Commercial Tenants Affected by Sandy

Commercial tenants affected by Sandy may be in a difficult situation. Generally a commercial tenant's rights are limited to the rights set forth in the lease. Residential tenants have many rights guaranteed by law. Commercial tenants have very few rights. If a right or obligation is not in...

Bad Faith Requires Covered Loss – No Coverage For Hurricane Ike Flood Damage Absent Flood Insurance

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant Insured Must Prove a Covered Loss Lexington Insurance Company (“Lexington”) challenged a breach of contract and bad faith judgment in favor of JAW The Pointe, LLC (“The Pointe”). Lexington asked the Texas Court of Appeal to reverse...

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