High Powered Litigation Team Formed to Bring Actions Against Long Island Power Authority on Behalf of Long Island Businesses

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Three law firms have been consulted by various Long Island businesses with a view towards pursuing legal actions against the Long Island Power Authority [“LIPA”] for its failures before, during and after “Superstorm Sandy.” The businesses, which suffered staggering losses of inventory, profits and functionality in the aftermath of Sandy, will allege that LIPA knew precisely what had to be done to protect Long Island’s power grid, but nonetheless chose to make what it knew to be inadequate preparations for the storm.

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With experts agreeing that one quarter of all small businesses fail to re-open after a natural disaster, the damage to Long Island’s economy as a result of LIPA’s negligence is far-reaching in scope and intensive in depth.

Three law firms have been consulted by various Long Island businesses with a view towards pursuing legal actions against the Long Island Power Authority [“LIPA”] for its failures before, during and after “Superstorm Sandy.” The businesses, which suffered staggering losses of inventory, profits and functionality in the aftermath of Sandy, will allege that LIPA knew precisely what had to be done to protect Long Island’s power grid, but nonetheless chose to make what it knew to be inadequate preparations for the storm. With experts agreeing that one quarter of all small businesses fail to re-open after a natural disaster, the damage to Long Island’s economy as a result of LIPA’s negligence is far-reaching in scope and intensive in depth.    

Kenneth Mollins, a prominent personal injury attorney who recently filed a Class Action lawsuit against LIPA and its contractor, National Grid, on behalf of Long Island power consumers, reached out to Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims affected by natural and environmental disasters, with their headquarters on Long Island, and Manhattan’s well known firm, Douglas & London, to form a team of highly experienced attorneys in Personal Injury, Class Action, Consumer Rights, Environmental and Mass Tort litigation.

The next step in the litigation will be for the team to file a Notice of Claim against LIPA. This will put LIPA on notice of the claims against it and give LIPA an opportunity to settle those claims without the necessity for further litigation. If LIPA fails to settle the claims, these lawyers are fully prepared to take the matter to trial without further delay.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
THE LIPA CLAIMS HOTLINE
800-800-2828
http://www.lipaclaimshotline.com
lipaclaims(at)yourlawyer(dot)com

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Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
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