Long Island Utility Faces Class Action Over Sandy Response

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 5:31 PM EST) -- The Long Island Power Authority was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday that blasted its preparation for and response to Hurricane Sandy and accused it of disregarding routine electrical system maintenance and having a poor disaster management plan.

As of Tuesday, more than 10,000 residents of Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island, N.Y., were still without power following Sandy’s landfall on Oct. 29, according to LIPA’s website. That is about 1 percent of those who originally lost power, the utility said.

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