Thursday, December 15, 2016

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

Author: CADO Admin

 

"WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while it was supposed to be secret.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court in upholding an appellate ruling that there is no requirement in federal law that the lawsuit be dismissed.

Sisters Cori and Kerry Rigsby filed the fraud lawsuit on behalf of the government after they said they witnessed State Farm shifting Mississippi claims to federal flood insurance that should have been paid by private wind insurance."

(the above is from the article on http://www.pbs.org/)

 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tenants of public housing evacuated because of Hurricane Irma now live in the parking lot

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Florida Hurricane Michael Claims Data

Source: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Author: Roy
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is reporting a total of 78,688 claims as of October 18, 2018 with Total Estimated Insured Losses at $835,868,692.  See the report for additional details.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

How Exxon shut down refineries during Hurricane Harvey and still made a profit

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Friday, October 27, 2017

World Series welcomed distraction from Harvey destruction

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map

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Tropical Storm Harvey Link to Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map
Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map last updated Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:31:40 GMT
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tesla's remote upgrades to its vehicles during Hurricane Irma are the future of tech

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Harvey hits Martin Midstream in 3Q

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Irma debris piles could be around for months

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

First Data division to close Sugar Land HQ due to Harvey

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Canadian Hurricane Centre

Author: CADO Admin

The Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) provides Canadians with meteorological information on hurricanes, tropical storms and post-tropical storms to help them make informed decisions to protect their safety and secure their property.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Irma damages Apopka animal rescue center | WFTV

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Two Months After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Theatres Relight Their Stages

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

FEMA Sued Over Records Related To Superstorm Sandy Victims And Other Flood Insurance Claims

Source: IBT Media Inc

Author: Roy

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing a new lawsuit filed by a nonprofit organization that wants a look at FEMA’s inner workings, especially the way its officials decide the fate of insurance appeals made by flood victims.

United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based group that advocates for consumers of insurance products, sued FEMA in federal court in Washington this week. Brought under the Freedom of Information Act, the suit claims the agency has improperly withheld records related to its National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, the main source of flood coverage for U.S. homeowners."

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hurricanes Destroyed Water Island, the Most Forgotten Place in America

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Miami Dolphins Visit Red Cross Shelter to Assist with Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hawaii and Hurricanes

Author: Roy

“The last hurricane that hit Hawaii was Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and Kauai took the brunt of the damage,” said Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “Hurricane Iniki caused almost $2 billion in damages, which is about $3 billion in today’s dollars. It can take just one major storm to cause severe property damage, and we urge you to be prepared.”

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Rockport Film Festival makes a memorable comeback after Harvey

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Monday, March 2, 2015

The Storm after the Storm

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-sandy-60-minutes-fraud-investigation/

Author: Roy

 

When Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the East Coast in the fall of 2012, residents knew it could be devastating. What they didn't expect was just how bad Sandy turned out to be: 117 deaths, and damage estimated at more than $60 billion, second only to Katrina.

Now two and a half years later, Sandy victims have been hit by something else they didn't expect, the storm after the storm. Many of them say they have been cheated out of their insurance claims. Thousands of claims have still not been resolved and there is evidence that many homeowners were victims of what appears to be wide-scale fraud where original damage reports were later changed to make it look like the damage wasn't as bad. Making matters worse, appeals to the federal agency in charge of all of this, FEMA, went nowhere.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Florida Is Short on Insurance Adjusters, and That Could Stall Recovery Efforts

Insurers are vying for adjusters after many of them headed to Texas after Hurricane Harvey

Author: CADO Admin

After Irma, Florida residents are lacking in many necessities. One of the more frustrating is the paucity of insurance adjusters, which is threatening to anger policyholders and potentially delay the state’s rebuilding efforts.

Many of the state’s adjusters are 1,000 miles away, working on claims made after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.

Insurers are scrambling to get more adjusters to Florida, creating a bidding war for those who are available. Some Florida home insurers have increased fees paid to adjusters by about 30%, insurers and adjusters say.

 

source: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

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