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Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:56:42 PM »
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  • "In November, allegations of altered reports prompted a federal judge overseeing more than 1,000 hurricane related lawsuits in the New York City area to order all drafts of the engineering reports be turned over, saying he believed such revisions could be “widespread.” Lawyers for homeowners in the suits began reviewing the documents, and say they have already identified more than 500 doctored reports....To the homeowners, the revised reports reinforce long-held suspicions that insurers and their partners often collude against homeowners.  Steven Bertolino, a Long Island lawyer who is representing Mr. Johnston, said engineering firms would have an incentive to produce reports favorable to insurance firms. “You’re not going to bite the hand that feeds you,” Mr. Bertolino said, “and if a report is not written the right way, you’re not going to get work.”

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    Offline jscottk

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered
    « Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 02:56:44 PM »
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  • The amounts that were given varied so widely that I have no doubt that there was no adherence to the law.
    Im going to bet that if you looked at the amounts given to those who got their claims in first versus those who waited you would find quite a difference.
    Even though by standards, there should be none.

    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    The energy contained in one kilogram of thorium
    equals four thousand tons of coal

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered
    « Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 07:15:19 PM »
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  • I'm 100% sure people got totally screwed by their insurance companies, I'm also 100% sure! that piece of shlt house in lb that everyone is using as an example was totally phuqed up before sandy and had been vacant for years. 
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

    Offline Årne Longbörgenssen

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered
    « Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 06:38:04 AM »
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  • The yellow one ? I thought something was fishy when the guy said it was gonna cost upwards of 300k to rebuild.
    The energy contained in one kilogram of thorium
    equals four thousand tons of coal

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered
    « Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 05:13:20 PM »
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  • The yellow one ? I thought something was fishy when the guy said it was gonna cost upwards of 300k to rebuild.


    yeah - we actually asked a realtor about it a few years before the storm and she said don't bother looking at it, it has major structural issues.

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered
    « Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 11:55:59 AM »
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  • you'd have to have big brass ones, or just be really stupid, to commit insurance fraud then let it be advertised on the news...
    The energy contained in one kilogram of thorium
    equals four thousand tons of coal