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Class Action Settlement Approved by Court;Brittany Weiner & Hunter Shkolnik Appointed Lead Counsel
Judge approves class action settlement on behalf of Hurricane Sandy victims
Attorneys Brittany Weiner (Imbesi Law P.C.) and Hunter Shkolnik (Napoli Shkolnik PLLC) were appointed lead counsel.
The complaint alleges various causes of actions including the Defendants' failure to properly notify the garage's monthly parking customers that the entrance gate would be locked prior to Superstorm Sandy, rendering the vehicles inaccessible.
The complaint alleges that on the entrance gate to the parking garage was closed and locked prior to the Storm, without providing owners notice.
The complaint also alleges that the Defendants failed to construct proper water barriers around the perimeter of the property, especially in front of a parking garage entrance. As a result, water was able to flow into the parking garage, causing some vehicles to float and substantial damage to the vehicles and personal items contained within.
The complaint, Clark v. Quik Park Tribeca II LLC, et. al., Index No. 151476/2013, sought damages to compensate individuals for property damage sustained at 450 Washington Street, in lower Manhattan.
"The settlement between the parties is reasonable and will compensate victims for their losses," said Vincent Imbesi, a partner of Imbesi Law P.C.
Settlement checks are expected to be issued shortly, according to Mr. Imbesi.