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Chris Gerold Quoted in NJLJ Article on Moving Sandy Cases Along

Chris Gerold Quoted in NJLJ Article on Moving Sandy Cases Along

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi associate Christopher Gerold, a member of the firm’s Disaster Recovery Claims Group and author for the Flood Insurance Attorneys blog, was quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article titled “Sandy Plaintiffs Ordered to Move Cases Along.”  The article, which was published on July 31, 2015, discusses how U.S. District Chief Judge Jerome Simandle of the District of New Jersey, at the urging of the district court’s Hurricane Sandy Litigation Committee, issued “one last’ stay, of 30 days, “during which plaintiffs must either participate in the expedited settlement process or seek to move forward with litigation.”

Chris stated, “These settlements are proceeding fairly quickly. The vast majority of our cases have reached tentative settlements.  To FEMA’s credit … the cases are moving. … It’s been working out for the homeowners; it’s been working out for the court.”  He continued, “I can tell you there have been some problems in New Jersey where some cases have been taken and not litigated.”

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