U.S. Senators in New York and New Jersey are calling on FEMA to investigate how insurance claims related to Superstorm Sandy were secretly rewritten to favor insurance companies at the expense of homeowners.
It was only by chance Deborah Ramey, of Long Beach, N.Y., discovered an engineering report about her home was rewritten to say that it wasn't Sandy that damaged her home and, thus, the damage was not covered by insurance.
Despite pleas from elected officials FEMA will keep the one year statute of limitation deadline for those filing claims backed by the national flood insurance program. WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.
Lawyers working with Superstorm Sandy victims are warning of fast approaching insurance deadlines. The pro bono Disaster Relief Clinic at Touro Law School is beginning to push clients toward suing insurance companies in order to keep from getting shortchanged.