Hello Sandsters –
Hope you are well and on your way home before the latest blizzard tonight. Hasn’t winter been a joy?
Today, I have some important (great) news concerning the FEMA insurance scandal and wanted to get it right out to you. Details are below and there is also a link to an amazing CBS report that you have to watch. (If the links don’t work, cut and paste them into a browser).
Update regarding our Nearly Famous Rebuilding Seminar: Because of the latest snowstorm warnings, I was going to wait until tomorrow to reschedule the Rebuilding seminar. However, the Toms River Library ladies called earlier and said, “Look, we’re going to close tomorrow afternoon since it will have been snowing for 12 hours in dropping temperatures, so do you want to reschedule your seminar or shall we just cancel it for you now? Hmmm?”
So I took the 26th of March and just rescheduled the seminar for the 2nd time.
Meanwhile, I am working on a webinar and video recording for tomorrow night’s seminar so you may be able to enjoy it with popcorn in the comfort of your living room. Stay tuned.
More importantly, regarding the FEMA insurance issue, I received the email below from Kathy Dotoli, who is an attorney and former client from Toms River. Kathy specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability and is a frequent speaker at our seminars. Her email below is an excellent summary of the latest news, so I am forwarding it to you almost in its entirety. This is important news for a lot of people.
Kathy Dotoli writes,
“As you know, we lost our family house due to flooding from Superstorm Sandy. Though you have since demolished the old home and built us a new one, I still continue to stay current on the issues facing Sandy victims today and try to pass along information from which Jersey Shore residents can benefit. This week’s REALLY BIG NEWS confirms what many of us have suspected about the engineering reports prepared by insurance adjusters….that the reports were OFTEN and SYSTEMATICALLY ALTERED to show less damage than what had actually occurred as a result of the storm. Examples focus mostly on the element of structural damage which, if found, would result in the most amount of money paid on a claim. Altering the reports to state “no structural damage” significantly reduces the amount of money an insurer must pay to repair a home, leaving the homeowner with few options.
Thanks to a handful of homeowners and a few honest adjusters, this fraud has been discovered and FEMA is finally taking action to correct this. The following link to the CBS news story will better explain what is happening.
If one of your clients thinks they have been issued a bogus engineering report resulting in less money to fix their home, the time is NOW to contact your Senator or Congressman to make sure they are included in the FEMA settlement. And please note, even if a settlement has already been reached with FEMA, if one can prove that the structural report was fraudulent there should still be opportunity to reopen the matter. Here are links to their names and addresses:
Hopefully you or someone you know can benefit from this major breakthrough in settlement negotiations. If you have any questions or comments, please give me a call to discuss them.
Kathleen M. Dotoli, Esq.
Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Law email@example.com
Law Office of Kathleen M. Dotoli
225 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
Fax: 732-228-7861 “
Thank you Kathy for that excellent email and link to the article.
Sandsters, hopefully this post helps you in some way.
Meanwhile, stay safe and warm. Be careful driving. Spring is coming soon.
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