Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy


Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Your Home & The Law by Aaron Kase  
FEMA Ends Housing Assistance for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Federal emergency housing assistance for people displaced by Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to expire on Friday, Feb. 8, unless the Federal Emergency Management Agency announces an extension. That means families whose own homes are unlivable have to move out of the hotels and motels they are currently staying in, or start paying for them out of pocket. About 2,000 families are still living in hotels in New York, and 1,500 in New Jersey, according to the Wall Street Journal. FEMA …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Getting Paid in the Wake of a Disaster Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast, it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. Countless workers found themselves without a paycheck. When natural disaster strikes, is your employer still obligated to pay your salary? Find Out More…   Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban A federal court in November threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. It’s the latest volley in the …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

How to Make a Property Insurance Claim After Disaster Strikes Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim. Find Out More…   LGBT Couples May Be Able to Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds With the looming possibility that the U.S. …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Home & The Law’ Newsletter

Tenants’ Rights for Victims of Natural Disasters In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, countless people were displaced from their homes. While homeowners confront destroyed houses and navigate insurance woes, renters have their own set of problems. Disputes between landlords and tenants are one of the more common legal problems to arise in the wake of a major storm. Find Out More…   Cohabitation Agreements Protect Relationships More and more couples are living together without being married. For those who do, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law by Betsy Kim  
Price Gouging: Law and Economics [Infographic]

With the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, some sellers were accused of price gouging for food, gas and generators. New Jersey is one of 34 states with specific laws on gouging, according to BestCriminalJustice.com, which provides the following infographic. Scroll down to the comments and give us your opinion on whether laws against price gouging really help, and whether you think it’s legal to price gouge on Craigslist. Price Gouging – Not as bad as you think. [Infographic]Compliments of BestCriminalJustice.com

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