Category Archives: Minimizing Loss

Weisbrod Matteis & Copley Uncovers Massive Fraud In the Adjustment Of Superstorm Sandy Claims

I, and several colleagues, recently had the good fortune of joining the law firm of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley (“WMC”) and opening its first office based outside of Washington, D.C. in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to representing corporate policyholders in maximizing insurance recoveries, WMC is one of the leading firms in the country representing individuals who have been left high and dry by their insurers after a major disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy, strikes.

For nearly ten years, the firm has represented the whistleblowers who first discovered fraudulent engineering reports after Hurricane Katrina. It remains the only firm in history to prove to a jury that a FEMA-contracted insurer committed fraud in adjusting Hurricane Katrina claims.

WMC is now bringing that experience to bear for the benefit of home and business owners who continue to suffer so greatly in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The firm represents nearly 1300 Sandy victims who are seeking a fair adjustment of their flood insurance claims by FEMA. Unfortunately, that adjustment process is rife with fraud.

On the positive side, both congress and the media are taking note. Recently, WMC partner, August Matteis, appeared on a television news segment along with Congressman Tom MacArthur to discuss the fraud. You can view that segment by clicking here. Most recently, Matthew Krauss, another WMC attorney, appeared on Maggie Glynn’s radio show to further explain how Sandy victims are being underpaid. That interview can be heard by clicking here.

Victims of natural disasters have suffered enough. If nothing else, FEMA owes them an honest adjustment of their insurance claims.


For more information, please contact Lee M. Epstein.

Before and After the Storm: Minimizing Loss and Maximizing Insurance Recoveries in Response to Your Next Business Interruption

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Recent events remind us that natural disasters or catastrophes can disrupt normal business operations for weeks, months and even longer. Catastrophic events may even force relocation in order to continue operations.

Preparation is the key to effectively responding to any business interruption. An essential component of any disaster recovery plan is Business Interruption Insurance that provides protection when income is lost as the result of a business interruption. Flaster/Greenberg and The Safegard Group invite you to an interactive seminar that will discuss minimizing the impact of business interruptions and maximizing your insurance coverage. Topics include:

  • How to minimize a business interruption loss through risk management
  • Steps to take so you don’t need to rely on business interruption insurance
  • Smart disaster recovery planning
  • Industry-specific interruption coverage
  • What to do if you suffer a loss despite the efforts you made prior to an interruption
  • How to present your claim effectively and achieve the best resolution
  • Potential legal and coverage issues

Real life case studies and examples will be presented.

Professional Credits:

Accountants: 1.5 CPE credits


Lee M. Epstein, Esq., Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC.

Brian Courtney, RPLU AAI, Healthcare Practice Leader/Professional Lines Division, The Safegard Group, Inc.


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Program and Q&A


The Safegard Group, Inc. 100 Granite Drive Suite 205 Media, PA 19063

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