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The Hurricane Sandy Post…..and a Displaced Worker In Delaware

When I was little, they called me "Sandy" for a period of time. A select few, who thought it was "cute." By the time I was nine, my assertive, aggressive qualities kicked in, and I would have none of it, this "Sandy" business .....not nearly dignified or distinctive enough...

The Week In Securities Litigation: Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Stop SEC From Filing Actions

In a week when the financial markets were shut for two days by hurricane Sandy, the Commission filed actions focused on insider trading, financial fraud, false advertising, and, in addition, a stop order proceeding. One insider trading case stems from the seemingly never ending Galleon investigation...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (11/5/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Calculation of WC Premiums . NCCI: WC Premiums to Exceed 2011 Growth by...

After Hurricane Sandy, Courts in New York Struggle to Restore Operations

Hurricane Sandy, which caused widespread chaos throughout the Northeast, has put federal courts based in Manhattan in their worst operational crisis since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. With only gasoline-fueled generator power and widespread interruptions in Internet and telephone service, four federal...

State Net Capitol Journal – November 5, 2012

Budget & Taxes SANDY'S ECONOMIC TOLL COULD TOP $20B: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whose state was among those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, said last week that the damage from the storm was going to be "almost incalculable." But economic analysts did their best to figure...

State Net Capitol Journal – November 5, 2012

Budget & Taxes SANDY'S ECONOMIC TOLL COULD TOP $20B: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whose state was among those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, said last week that the damage from the storm was going to be "almost incalculable." But economic analysts did their best to figure...

Help for Those Whose Livelihood Was Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Have you lost most of your income because of Hurricane Sandy? If you live or work[1] in those counties in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut that have been declared disaster areas by President Obama, you may be eligible for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). DUA aids individuals who do...

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...

Excerpts from the Dec. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

F and M Students: MAVNI Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest allows certain noncitizens who are legally present in the United States to join the U.S. military and apply immediately for U.S. citizenship using Form N-400 without first obtaining lawful permanent resident status. The program...

Ballard Spahr LLP: IRS Grants Retirement Plan Distribution Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

By Brian M. Pinheiro In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the IRS has issued guidance that permits individuals affected by the storm and its aftermath to access the assets in their retirement plans and individual retirement accounts. To be eligible for the special relief, the employee or former employee...

Hurricane Sandy Reaches The North Carolina Business Court

North Carolina has had more than its fair share of hurricanes over the years, but Hurricane Sandy, which hit New Jersey and New York City, even reached the North Carolina Business Court. It came in the most mundane of motions, one to expand the word limitation for a brief. The Order is in Gusinsky...

William A. Ruskin: Resurgent Mold Litigation In Sandy's Wake

By William A. Ruskin There is a significant risk that there will be a resurgence of mold claims and mold litigation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy left behind thousands of homes and offices in New York and New Jersey with flood-soaked flooring and sheet rock and water-damaged carpeting and...

State Net Capitol Journal – December 10, 2012

Budget & Taxes GOVERNMENTS PAYING PRICE FOR CORPORATE INCENTIVES: States, counties and cities are handing out more than $80 billion in incentives to companies each year, according to an investigation by The New York Times. But a full accounting of the awards isn't possible, the Times said...

State Net Capitol Journal – December 10, 2012

Budget & Taxes GOVERNMENTS PAYING PRICE FOR CORPORATE INCENTIVES: States, counties and cities are handing out more than $80 billion in incentives to companies each year, according to an investigation by The New York Times. But a full accounting of the awards isn't possible, the Times said...

State Net Capitol Journal – January 14, 2012

Budget & Taxes HEALTH REFORM LAW DOESN'T HALT MAJOR RATE HIKES: One of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act was to stem the rising cost of health insurance for American consumers. But that hasn't stopped health insurance companies from seeking and obtaining big premium increases...

State Net Capitol Journal – January 14, 2013

Budget & Taxes HEALTH REFORM LAW DOESN'T HALT MAJOR RATE HIKES: One of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act was to stem the rising cost of health insurance for American consumers. But that hasn't stopped health insurance companies from seeking and obtaining big premium increases...

Dickstein Shapiro LLP: Emerging Insurance Coverage Issues From Superstorm Sandy

By Kirk A. Pasich, John E. Heintz and Jared Zola, Partners, Dickstein Shapiro LLP In Superstorm Sandy: Emerging Insurance Coverage Issues , partners in Dickstein Shapiro LLP's Insurance Coverage Group discuss insurance coverage considerations for businesses and communities affected by "Superstorm...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: NY, NJ Take Different Paths To Sandy Recovery

NY, NJ TAKE DIFFERENT PATHS TO SANDY RECOVERY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) are taking vastly different approaches to residents seeking to rebuild their coastal homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Christie wants them to stay and to rebuild and is willing to pay...

Mandatory Mediation Program for Superstorm Sandy Claims Instituted In New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance just issued a significant new Hurricane Sandy-related order that will affect nearly all insurers doing business in the State of New Jersey. It requires insurers to participate in a mediation program at the request of the insureds. In a new bulletin...

Lowenstein Sandler LLP on Measuring Business Interruption Losses in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

By Joseph D. Jean & Matthew D. Stockwell, Lowenstein Sandler LLP In the aftermath of a widespread devastation, such as caused by Superstorm Sandy, companies look to their business interruption insurance to recover profits that were lost due to the cessation or suspension of their business operations...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Pitches Sweeping Storm Protection Plan For NYC

NYC MAYOR PITCHES SWEEPING STORM PROTECTION PLAN: Last week, less than a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard and with only 203 days left in his final term, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a sweeping plan to protect the city from future storms. The plan, laid out in a 438...

Hurricane Sandy-Stricken Shore Towns Avoid Big Tax Hikes - For Now

One of the many fears created by last year's Superstorm Sandy was that it would cause so much property damage in coastal towns of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that they would have to impose huge tax increases on surviving structures to make up the difference. But thanks largely to the more...

Hurricane Sandy Rockaway Beach New York

Governor Cuomo's Plan For Disaster Preparedness

By William A. Ruskin At an NYLCVEF Eco-Partners Breakfast conducted at the offices of the Durst Organization on January 28, 2014, Jamie Rubin, the Director of the Governor Cuomo's Office of Storm Recovery New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, outlined the State's plans for protecting...

State Net Capitol Journal – May 5, 2014; NY and NJ Could Be Denied $1B-$2B In Sandy Relief

Budget & Taxes NY AND NJ COULD BE DENIED $1B-$2B IN SANDY RELIEF: In 2013, after a contentious debate, Congress approved about $60 billion in aid for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Roughly $15 million of that went to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for distribution, and...