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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:33 PM

Long Island residents sue utilities, charge 'gross negligence' after Sandy [View all]

Source: CNN

It has been more than two weeks since Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast, yet many still remain without power.

Two residents of New York's Long Island are going to court declaring, in effect, they've had enough.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the two residents charges the area's main electricity providers -- Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and its partner National Grid -- committed "gross negligence, breach of contract, and fraud," according to attorney Ken Mollins, who is representing the plaintiffs.

Although the suit, which does not seeks specific damages but calls on the court to award "a sum to be determined at trial," was filed by two individuals, Mollins entered the claim as a class-action, which would allow other residents to join as plaintiffs.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/13/us/new-york-sandy-utilities-suit/index.html

Hmm. Warranted or ambulance-chasing? The top comment: "Lawyers never ever miss an opportunity to look for money from any disaster or other event. Ruthless bottom feeders."

I searched this lawyer's name. Among other clients:
- A teenager suing a pharma company over side effects from a male enhancement drug (questionable);
- A teenage victim of an impaired driver; the victim needed treatment for traumatic brain injury and then sued the driver (OK, but...);
--(A Topix.com forum for the community where the incident happened had comments about Mollins such as "His father gave him the money to open up a practice and he was too incompentent to practice any kind of respectable law so he resorted to advertising" and "Ken Mollins is a selfish, ruthless attorney who is rude to his clients, and takes advantage of many people who are not knowledgable on the personal injury aspect of the law."
- Nursing home residents who accused the home of ignoring complaints about mold;
- Someone who was trampled at a Wal-Mart on Black Friday 2009 (sounds warranted).

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