Watch Video: Senate Hearing on FEMA / NFIP Reform and Reauthorization
Senator Menendez blasts NFIP head Roy Wright with the following comments;
Superstorm Sandy was a natural disaster but the Flood Insurance Claims process, chronic underpayments, delays, “gotcha” clauses, arbitrary rules, inflexible deadlines, run around, appeals process which is fundamentally broken is….. the “Man Made Disaster”.
FEMA’s Private Counsel, Nielsen Law Firm, did everything in it’s power to drag out proceedings, draining time resources and time from Sandy Survivors who had little to spare of each. Rather than work in the interest of Justice, the Nielsen Law Firm filed countless frivolous lawsuits and motions, seeking to run up their legal bills. Which Nielsen himself bragged would “surpass $100 million dollars”. To add insult to injury these millions of dollars came from Flood Policy holder premiums. He dealt with Sandy Survivors like they were perpetrators. Enriching himself at their expense. Bullying, scaring people out of court and hiding documents. When they finally got to court Nielsen was excoriated by a federal judge, “for a shocking effort to curtail inquiry and a level of admonishment rarely seen in federal legislation. The judge said ” I find the Counsel for Wright (Flood Insurance Company) violated its obligation to comply with the courts discovery orders, unreasonably prolonging the litigation, imposing unnecessary costs on plaintiffs – causing more unwarranted delays.
NOT A MORSEL OF REGRET BY THAT LAW FIRM !
FEMA’s private counsel, Nielsen Law Firm, which was wholly responsible for underpaying the claims is still working for the NFIP and FEMA. WHY?
Why are the WYO’s allowed to “pocket” $.43 of every premium dollar and they shoulder no risk?
FYI, Senator Kennedy, from Louisiana, was also questioning why the “Nielsen Law Firm” is still involved with the NFIP.
WE URGE ALL OUR MEMBERS NATIONALLY TO CALL THEIR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN AND ASK THEM THESE SAME QUESTIONS.
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