“In the wake of Louisiana’s historic August flood, there has been a renewed interest locally in the plight of flood victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Four years later thousands of homeowners there have yet to complete repairs to their property, and tens of millions of dollars have been spent on litigation that has brought to light evidence not only of mismanagement but of fraud and corruption within the FEMA-administered National Flood Insurance Program.
One of the key players in that high stakes drama is a New Orleans-area lawyer named John Houghtaling II, a wildly successful attorney who’s represented some 800 plaintiffs in Sandy litigation, Riegel writes, adding that he has some words of caution for local flood victims: “It is absolutely going to happen again.”
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