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Posted 10 months ago in Personal & Home Safety Real Estate by Josh Crank  
Joan Rivers Sued for Cutthroat Condo Conduct

Comedy legend Joan Rivers funded her $30 million New York City penthouse by skewering celebrities with her merciless wit, but her former neighbor says Rivers’ practical jokes are even more ruthless. Elizabeth Hazan is suing Rivers for $15 million, accusing the comedian of engaging in dirty tricks in her role as president of the building’s condo board. Hazan says Rivers and her associates intercepted her mail, disconnected her cable and filled her door locks with glue. Rivers says Hazan is …

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Posted 11 months ago in Insurance Law Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
City Must Pay Residents $548,000 for Flood of Sewage

The city of Milwaukee must pay 129 residents for flooding that caused sewage backup during a storm in 2008. Some homeowners described sewage as shooting up from their toilets in their basements after heavy rain started. The residents argued that the reason for the flooding that damaged their homes was that the city did not grease the hinges of eight flap doors on the city’s sewers, causing rust and malfunctioning. The flaps are supposed to close if larger regional sewers …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Your Home & The Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Frog-Phobic Homeowner Wins $1.6M Against Developer

A homeowner with a fear of frogs had his $1.6 million jury verdict upheld against a developer that left his property full of the slimy critters. Growing up in Italy, Paul Marinaccio Sr., was terrorized in an incident that left him with a life-long frog-phobia. A man holding bullfrogs chased the young Marinaccio after he wandered away from the vineyard where his parents worked. As an adult living in upstate New York, Marinaccio found himself facing his fear in the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
How to Make a Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claim

Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast with a vengeance last week, unleashing heavy winds and flooding that wrecked the Jersey Shore, battered New York City and left millions without electricity. The storm left unprecedented destruction up and down the Atlantic seaboard: At least 110 people were killed and 8 million left without electricity in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy’s passage through the United States Residential communities on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island were nearly wiped out by surging waves and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Insurance Law Real Estate by Aaron Kase  
Getting Help for Hurricane Sandy Destruction

Hurricane Sandy is putting a beatdown on the North Atlantic states today, with flooding and wind damage already occurring in some areas and the storm expected to intensify into the evening. Some 60 million people live in the hurricane’s path, while New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and other cities have all but shut down for the duration of the storm. Homeowners and renters hopefully have already hunkered down with enough food, water and emergency supplies to ride out the storm …

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