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6/10/05 Md. families sue FEMA over Isabel

The $2 billion lawsuit alleges that officials fraudulently low-balled insurance claims.

Copyright © 2005, Daily Press

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6/10/05 Storm's victims cry foul
File suit against government, insurance companies

Copyright 2005, Chesapeake Publishing Corporation

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6/9/05 Md. Homeowners Sue Over Hurricane Payments
Lawsuit Accuses Government, Insurers Of Fraud in Funding Flood Repairs

Copyright © 2005, The Washington Post

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6/9/05 Isabel victims sue flood insurance program
71 state families allege they were defrauded by low reimbursements

Copyright © 2005, The Baltimore Sun

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6/9/05 Isabel victims allege systemic fraud in federal lawsuit

Copyright © 2004 The Virginian-Pilot

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6/9/05 Freeman and Freeman Files Lawsuit on Behalf of NFIP Insurance Victims

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6/9/05 FEMA, Insurers, Adjusters Charged in Md. Lawsuit by Isabel Flood Victims

© 2005 by Wells Publishing, Inc.

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5/21/05 How FEMA disaster relief went wrong -
Director insists mistakes were within reason

Copyright © 2005, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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5/20/05 Disaster Aid

ISSUE: FEMA's mishandling of hurricane damage claims got a harsh reception in Congress.

Copyright © 2005, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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5/18/05 FEMA chief defends agency's response to Fla. storm

© Copyright 2005 USA TODAY

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5/18/05 Report faults FEMA on aid

© Copyright 2005 USA TODAY

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5/17/05 Congress probes FEMA fraud in Florida -
Documents suggest hardest-hit victims not the most-compensated

© 2005 MSNBC Interactive

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5/16/05 Thousands in Florida still have no place to call home

© Copyright 2005 USA TODAY

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3/10/05 Justice Dept. won't check FEMA charges

Rep. Jo Ann Davis will not be getting help from the federal agency in looking into alleged fraud


Click here to view letter from DOJ

Copyright © 2005, Daily Press

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2/17/05 Daily Press supports Congresswoman Davis' call for White House intervention into allegations of FEMA mismanagement and corruption

Copyright © 2005, Daily Press

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11/15/04 Isabel still being felt more than a year later

Copyright © 2004, Daily Press

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10/21/04 FEMA Insiders Report Internal "Disaster in the making" Expert reports plummeting moral, eroded capabilities and disaster professionals leaving FFEMA in droves

Copyright © 2004, Orlando Weekly

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10/21/04 MD Advocate and Victims ask Governor to contact Sec. Ridge

Copyright © 2004, The Capital

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10/19/04 DHS Internal Briefing - To the Secretary and Senior Staff; US Senators request DOJ Investigation into FEMA

Copyright © 2004 by the Bulletin News Network, Inc.

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10/19/04 U.S. Probe Of Flood Insurance Requested
Md. Senators Cite Isabel's Aftermath

Copyright © 2004, The Washington Post

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10/15/04 Senators seek action on Isabel claims

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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10/1/04 Md. Report Faults FEMA for Failing Isabel Victims

Reprinted from Insurance Journal

Copyright 2004 Associated Press

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9/29/04 U.S. flood insurance program faulted for Isabel settlements

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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9/17/04 PBS State Circle - Isabel One Year Later;
Al Redmer - MD Insurance Commissioner;
Steve Kanstoroom - www.femainfo.us - Broadcasting
from the FEMA camper where flood victims Jennifer Diuex, Eric MacKay, their three young children and black lab have remained in limbo for more than a year.

Copyright © 2004, Maryland Public Television

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9/17/04 Isabel claims being pressed

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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9/14/04 Smith renews push to gain relief for victims of Isabel

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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9/13/04 A Flood of Problems

Copyright © 2004 WINK Television and Fort Myers Broadcasting

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9/10/04 Insurance may not cover as much as you think

Copyright © 2004 WINK Television and Fort Myers Broadcasting

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8/28/04 Md. Isabel activist takes his expertise to Florida

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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8/24/04 Isabel victims make appeal to Ehrlich They ask state to pressure federal officials to ensure flood claims are resolved

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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8/3/04 County Executive Asks For Report from Isabel Advocate

Copyright © 2004, Baltimore County, MD

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8/2/04 Maryland Completes Removal of Tropical Storm Isabel Contaminated Soil State-Federal partnership cleaned up 600 tons of oil damage on 170 properties

Copyright © 2004, Maryland DGS

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7/31/04 Isabel advocates push contractor to resolve flood claim problems. Activists tell official about review process' conflicts

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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7/15/04 Federal auditors scrutinize Isabel claims; Inspector general probes insurance disputes; 'Potential violations of ... law'; Victims charge that NFIP mishandled settlements

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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7/22/04 House approves Senate reforms for flood insurance

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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6/28/04 Isabel victims remain in limbo; Flood insurance review criticized by advocates; 'Not proceeding as promised'; Agency doesn't question 'integrity' of the process

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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5/12/04 Class action suit filed for Isabel flood victims; Attorneys claim insurers cheated policyholders

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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5/9/04 Inquiry sought on flood payoffs; Smith asks U.S. attorney to investigate company hired to process claims; 'Just sitting on its hands'; Isabel victims await damage reassessments

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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4/30/04 Storm victims take claims for second look; Isabel cases are reviewed by federal representatives

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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4/23/04 Federal officials to review Isabel insurance claims

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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4/14/04 FEMA shifts to help N.C. flood victims
(Includes statements from NFIP Claims Director Jim Shortley regarding adjusters)

Copyright © 2004 The Virginian-Pilot

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4/7/04 Flood bares insurance plan in chaos; Review of Isabel claims is first step in reform

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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3/28/04 Advocate for the storm-tossed
Reformer: A Talbot County man has read flood policies' fine print and is out to make sure Isabel victims reclaim their losses.

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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3/26/04 U.S. agrees to review Isabel settlements; Flood insurance chief to review low settlements; 'Too much suffering'; Mikulski offers proposals to reform federal program

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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3/23/04 Schaefer calls for aid for flood victims; Comptroller says state could do more to assist residents with claims

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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3/16/04 Disputed Isabel claims reviewed; Flood program to check, correct 80 complaints, Md. insurance chief says

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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3/12/04 Isabel claims under scrutiny
Insurance, construction experts say price guides possibly caused problem; Adjusters give low offers; Software some used was for new construction, not repair or renovation

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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3/10/04 Senate panel hears testimony on 11 bills tied to Isabel damage; Some would raise Md.'s control of flood insurance

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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2/25/04 Smith seeks to toughen state law regarding flood insurance carriers; Stone bill would require Redmer to up standards

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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2/10/04 Senate panel accepts Redmer nomination; Isabel flood victims sought to block insurance chief; Senate vote likely Friday

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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2/9/04 Senate asked to block Redmer
Isabel victims want chief of insurance to take more action before confirmation

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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2/5/04 Isabel victims shortchanged, report says;
Insurers ill-served clients, former commissioner says

Copyright © 2004, The Baltimore Sun

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