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FEMA ISSUES STATEMENT

FEMA issues statement in response to recent CBS story on NFIP.FEMA_Statement_to_CBS.pdf

OIG REPORT

The Office of Inspector General issued a report dated January 24, 2018 finding that unsupported payments were made to policyholders who participated in the Hurricane Sandy Claims Review Process.

OIG-Report_SRP.pdf

SPONG II

In Spong v. Fidelity Nat. Prop. and Cas. Co., ---Fed.Appx.---(2017), the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court ruling relying upon Lobeck (see below).  The Appellate Court held that those who deal with the Government are expected to know the law and are charged with constructive knowledge that the Spongs knew their property was located in a Coastal Barrier Resources System and therefore not eligible for coverage.  This is the second ruling from the 5th Circuit closing the door on so called policy procurement cases.

Spong_-_westlaw.pdf

U.S. Fifth Circuit Ruling

In Lobeck v. Licatino, et al,  678 Fed.Appx. 258 (2017), the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court's ruling granting the flood carrier and agent's motions for summary judgment.  The Court held that Plaintiff cannot reasonably rely on any misrepresentations in the context of a government insurance program as those who deal with the government are expected to know the law and cannot rely on conduct of the government agents contrary to law.  

Lobeck_-_westlaw.pdf

No RICO for NFIP claims

EDNY Dismisses RICO Suit resulting from Superstorm Sandy in Melanson v. U.S. Forensics, LLC, et al - April, 2016  Melanson_v_US_Forensics_-_westlaw.pdf

Senate Banking Committee

No systemic fraud found in Sandy Flood claims - Senate report - June, 2015. Click here to see the report Senate_Banking_Report.pdf