AshBritt, NJ Lawmakers Clash On Sandy Cleanup Contract

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 4:33 PM EST) -- Disaster recovery firm AshBritt Inc. adamantly defended the New Jersey contract it was awarded for cleanup work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at a Friday hearing, beating back criticism from lawmakers accusing the company of overcharging taxpayers and jeopardizing New Jersey’s chances at securing federal reimbursement. 

AshBritt CEO Randall Perkins told a joint panel of the Senate and Assembly oversight committees that the debris-removal rates charged to New Jersey were reasonable and the New Jersey contract  — which “piggybacked” off a 2008 contract that AshBritt...
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