(PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Attorney Kenneth Mollins, with his team of law firms Parker Waichman LLP and Douglas & London, filed their Notice of Claim with the Long Island Power Authority [“LIPA”] at its office in Nassau County on Friday, November 15, 2012. The notice, which is required under the law since LIPA is a public authority, put LIPA on notice that a claim is being made and that LIPA has a reasonable amount of time to settle the claim before full-blown litigation is brought to bear on LIPA and its contractor, National Grid.
Kenneth Mollins Forms Team with Parker Waichman LLP and Douglas & London
The notice was filed by a unique group of attorneys who have come together to undertake what will prove to be a massive and far-reaching assault against LIPA’s actions during Sandy. They include Parker Waichman LLP, the largest personal injury firm on Long Island, has been at the center of numerous Class Action lawsuits. The firm has also been very active in Mass Tort litigation. In fact, Jerrold S. Parker, co-founder of Parker Waichman LLP, has served on many Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees including the current Actos multidistrict litigation entitled In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 6:11-md-2299).
Experienced Lawyers Fight for Victims of Sandy
Douglas & London, another member of the team, is one of the most prestigious personal injury firms in New York City. It has also been involved in Class Action litigations, and the founding partners, Gary Douglas and Michael London, have served on numerous Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees as well. Mollins’ team seems ideally suited to take LIPA to task for its failures before, during, and after Storm Sandy. Having already filed a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of individual homeowners affected by the loss of power caused by LIPA’s failure to prepare for Sandy, these firms have now moved aggressively to proceed on behalf of Long Island’s business owners who suffered substantial economic losses while under LIPA’s care.
Renowned Attorneys Representing LIPA Customers and Long Island Business Owners
A Notice of Appearance was filed on behalf of Parker Waichman LLP and Douglas & London in the Nassau County Supreme Court on November 15th. The case is Jeff Mollins, et al. v. Long Island Power Authority, et al. (Index No. 602288/2012). The notice confirms the collaboration of all three firms, who are dedicated to pursuing the litigation on behalf of LIPA customers and business owners who suffered damages due to the protracted power outages.
LIPA and National Grid have received substantial criticism from officials and Long Islanders for their conduct. Governor Cuomo himself has called their response to Sandy dismal and the Attorney General of the State of New York has begun an investigation into their actions. On the heels of one of the worst failures in history by a power provider, LIPA’s own Chief Operating Officer, Steve Hervey, resigned. Parker Waichman LLP and Douglas & London will assist Mollins in what may become one of the largest Class Actions in New York State history. Mollins confirms that between 650,000 and 1 million LIPA customers may join the class, with damages well into the tens of millions of dollars. With the addition of Long Island businesses as plaintiffs, potential damages may reach hundreds of millions of dollars.
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