STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

Fraud, Interference With Contract Claims to Proceed Against Engineers in Superstorm Sandy Action

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A New York judge has refused to dismiss claims of fraud, tortious interference with contract and professional negligence asserted in an action accusing an engineering firm of submitting a falsified inspection report to a flood insurer, which was used as a basis to deny part of a Superstorm Sandy claim.

On May 5, Judge James P. McCormack of the Nassau County Supreme Court found the plaintiffs have adequately pled that the defendants fraudulently doctored the reports, interfered with the plaintiffs’ contractual relationship with their flood insurer, and were aware that their actions would cause the plaintiffs to ...

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